Dear Friends, Residents and Families of Friendship Village:
The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here at Friendship Villages on this Tuesday, November 24th, 2020.
The status of COVID-19 has not changed much since our report on Friday, November 20th and we refer you to that report just below this edition, except for these few changes:
While it pains us to suggest this, we caution any residents who wish to leave campus for Thanksgiving from doing so for right now. We all like to assume that family members could not possibly spread COVID-19 to us BUT, we have learned, first-hand, that this was a major contributor in starting the recent spate of the virus in independent living. If the pull of visiting family over Thanksgiving is completely irresistible, we urge everyone to thoroughly follow the precautions that have been communicated over the past nine months (wear a mask at all times, maintain social distancing, make no physical contact, wash and sanitize hands frequently). Knowing this is virtually impossible when visiting family in their homes for Thanksgiving, residents are highly encouraged to stay-in this time. We all wish this was not the case.
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.
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 in effect:
No visitors are permitted on campus for Independent Living residents until further notice: