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April 9: COVID-19 Update

The Lakewood leadership team is pleased to report that residents who live on the third floor of the Health Services Building are now able to welcome visitors once again. This news comes as baseline testing completed this week returned all negative results for COVID-19.

Visitation was suspended last week due to a team member testing positive for COVID-19. This team member is still self-quarantining at home. Once again, no residents were in contact with the team member and no residents were required to quarantine or isolate.

Regardless of vaccination status, indoor visitation is now available for Lakewood’s assisted living, memory support and healthcare residents following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Virginia Department of Health guidelines which include the vaccination rate of residents at Lakewood, Henrico County’s positivity rate and confirmed infections within the community.

The following core principles of COVID-19 infection control will continue:
  • Visitors will be screened upon entry into the community.
  • Hand hygiene is imperative.
  • Face masks are mandatory.
  • Social distancing is required between visitors and residents.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting per protocols.
  • Quarantine is no longer recommended for residents who are being admitted if they are fully vaccinated and have not had prolonged close contact with someone with COVID infection in the prior 14 days.

Assisted living, memory support and healthcare residents may now have up to two visitors at a time. Children aged two and older, who are always able to properly wear a mask, are welcome to visit. There is no time limit on
visits. Visitors must not congregate in common spaces and should limit movement within the community. Dining and activities are still limited to residents only.