UPDATE and REVISED VISITOR POLICY
Dear Friends, Residents and Families of Friendship Village:
As is well known across our local county and state and, in fact, the entire country, the prevalence of COVID-19 is on the rise, including at Friendship Villages.
St. Louis County has issued a “Safe at Home” order that asks that residents do their best to self-quarantine and to only make essential trips if necessary.
In support of the County directive and to help reduce the risk of further introducing COVID-19 to the residents and staff of the campuses, Friendship Villages in Chesterfield and Sunset Hills have instituted 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
As of November 18, 2020
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 has had 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.
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 will continue to do all we can to keep our residents safe and yet comfortable and well-cared-for while our teams work enthusiastically 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 once again.
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.