Dear Friends, Residents and Families of Friendship Village:
Fall is in the air, most of the leaves are down and Thanksgiving is on the horizon at Friendship Villages on this Friday, November 20th, 2020.
Our wrestling match against COVID-19 continues as the entire region experiences the effects of the surge in coronavirus cases.
As noted in the previous update, St. Louis County is under a “Safe at Home” order that asks residents do their best to self-quarantine and to only make necessary, essential trips away from home.
In support of the County directive and to help reduce the risk of further introducing COVID-19 to the residents and staff of our campuses, Friendship Villages in Chesterfield and Sunset Hills remains under a No Visitor Policy that prohibits all visitors from entering the campus unless to make deliveries or as an approved caregiver.
FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE VISITOR POLICY
In an effort to combat the swell of COVID-19 currently occurring in the surrounding communities and at Friendship Villages, and in support of St. Louis County restrictions, the following measures are effective immediately:
No visitors are permitted on campus for Independent Living residents until further notice:
Friendship Village in Chesterfield:
Friendship Village in Sunset Hills is experiencing a recent swell in COVID activity on campus:
There are multiple employees across both Villages who are under quarantine in their homes due to either having a positive test result or having had exposure to a known positive. Some will return to work soon to resume their mission.
We are saddened by the condition in which we find ourselves and we understand the concern, discomfort, and anxiety this situation causes our residents, their families, and our employees. This is a situation that none of us would like to have disrupt our lives. We continue to do all we can to keep our residents safe and yet comfortable and well-cared-for while our teams work selflessly on plans to bring as much of the holiday spirit to our residents as possible during this time. We appreciate your understanding while we work to tamp down COVID-19.
Please pray with us as we continue our fight to protect our residents and staff. It’s a fight worthy of the best we can give.
The Lord is with us.