Dear Healthcare Center Residents, Family Members and Staff:
Yesterday, we completed our second COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in the Healthcare Center. In addition to staff and residents receiving their second vaccine we are pleased that additional staff members who were previously hesitant also were vaccinated. Any new residents since our initial clinic on December 29, 2020, also received their first dose of the vaccine. They will receive their second dose on February 9th at the third and final Healthcare Center Vaccination Clinic. We have not been provided official guidance on how we will obtain the vaccine post the third clinic. As soon as we know we will pass on that information.
We are working on re-opening schedule and monitored visitation so please check our website (www.bethsholomliving.org) for that information.
Henrico still has a very high COVID-19 positivity rate. There is also a significant number of senior living communities in Henrico and throughout the state that are experiencing a second and third outbreak of Covid-19 positive residents and staff. This continues to be very concerning. In accordance with CMS guidelines, we will be continuing bi-weekly testing of staff in the Healthcare Center.
Please be safe and follow the CDC guidance of wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequent handwashing.
Morris S. Funk
President and Chief Executive Officer