COVID-19

13March2020 
 
To Our Residents, Family Members, and Visitors: 
 
We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Margaret Pratt Community.  Ensuring our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. Currently, we don’t have any cases in our community.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building.


Due to us serving a vulnerable population, we are limiting visits to those that are deemed “Medically Necessary” only.  An example of this type of exceptional circumstance would include end of life.  Due to the nature of the evolving situation of the COVID-19 virus within the state and region, we are unable to determine or set a timeline on which these limitations will be removed.  We did not come to this decision lightly, and we will be assessing the situation daily to ensure we not only protect our residents and staff, but consider our residents comfort a top priority.  We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them.  These may include telephone, email, text, or through Skype and Facebook.   
 
Margaret Pratt Community continues to stay up to date with the CDC recommendations as they are released.  In addition, our community is in close contact with the local and state health department and are following their guidance.  We are posting signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of the new restrictions, and we continue to screen necessary personal such as staff and certain vendors daily. 
 
We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 802-222-5554 or through email at zshephard@margaretpratt.org.  
 
 
Sincerely, 

 


 
 
Zachary D. Shephard, NHA Executive Director