Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg remains focused on safety and infection prevention on campus. We are totally committed to protecting the health and safety of those we have the privilege to serve, and to the staff who are working diligently on our residents’ behalf.
Our Coronavirus Task Force began meeting in early February. Our entire campus has been closed to visitors since March 19th. The only exceptions to this restriction are made for residents and families facing end-of-life situations. Temperature screening for all staff members and necessary contractors is part of our daily routine, in addition to wearing face masks in public areas in our buildings.
Social Distancing is our key phrase for WCL team members and our residents as we focus on the health of our community. Staff members have assumed a role in the common activities that previously residents did on their own, such as grocery shopping, picking up mail and packages. The dining services team continues to serve and deliver delicious meals. Our team members are quite creative and are exploring all the technology we have available to engage with residents to combat isolation and stay connected with family members.
Life on our campus is different; but, not totally devoid of activity. Pre-recorded fitness classes are available and walking along our Nature Trail is more popular than ever. Other in-house TV options include sing-alongs, devotionals with our chaplain, and painting instruction.
Resident volunteers have completed cloth face mask sleeves for staff members and are now sewing for any resident who needs a face mask. Other volunteers are manning the Corner Market, at the appropriate social distance from customers, where basic supplies are offered.
Sean Huyett, President and CEO talks with residents weekly through our in-house TV channel. Formal communication is printed and emailed. The links below provide an overview of our formal communications related to COVID-19 procedures