April 27, 2020
Dear Residents and Family Members:
As we approach our second full month of being on our pandemic lockdown, I wanted to bring you up to speed on the developments over the weekend.
We received the tests results back on 11 of our employees in Parkside and we are pleased to report that all came back negative. We are still waiting on the results of a few employees and trying to secure enough kits to test all of our staff in that building. We are working with our third-party testing lab and the Health Department to secure the tests and hope to complete that work in the next few days. We do have a new confirmed case in our Healthcare Center. Like the others in that building, they have been placed on isolation.
As it stands now, there are no confirmed cases in Parkside, Gardens or The Woods. The residents in those facilities remain on self-isolation and are taking meals in their rooms. As we learn new developments, we will be sure to keep you posted.
I cannot thank you enough for the support you have given to Beth Sholom during this time. Your expression of kind words, treats and meals mean more than you can imagine to boost the morale of our staff!
Beth Sholom, has established the COVID-19 Staff Appreciation fund to help assist in the needs of our over 250 incredible employees. To make an online donation, please visit our website at www.bethsholomliving.org . To make a contribution by mail, please send your check payable to Beth Sholom Home of Virginia, c/o Morris S. Funk, Attn: COVID-19 Staff Appreciation, 1600 John Rolfe Parkway, Richmond, VA 23238 (please be sure to specify COVID-19 Staff on the memo section of your check.
Please be safe and follow the CDC guidance of social distancing, frequent handwashing and
Morris S. Funk
President and Chief Executive Officer