Willamette View’s Response To Coronavirus (COVID-19)
April 2, 2021 — There is so much good news to report. First and probably most importantly, as of the 31st of March Willamette View can report 99.3% of residents and 84% of employees have received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. By mid-April they will be considered fully vaccinated.
What does this mean?
That’s the other good news. In addition to services that have already opened observing COVID-19 precautions, like the Salon and Fitness Center, we will begin reopening additional services and programs on campus. Our plans include a phased in schedule during April and May for onsite visitors and dining room/table side services if all goes well with county positivity rates. Our reopening plans come with some limitations, such as hours open and gathering size or space occupancy numbers. But we can work with that. It’s just so great to be opening up instead of closing down.
One of the most exciting prospects for independent living residents is the loosening of visitor restrictions. Beginning April 15th, we anticipate a return of family and friends inside our buildings once again, visiting residents in their homes. Residents in licensed care have been able to receive visitors since March and it has been a boon to their spirits. The state has also lifted restrictions on life enrichment programming in licensed care for entertainment programs, etc. This will be a wonderful reconnection for residents. Of course, COVID-19 precautions of masking and distancing and visitor screening will still apply.
We want to acknowledge that after a year, there is fatigue and signs of stress showing up all around us. Wearing a mask, keeping six feet apart, limiting gatherings, and staying home instead of going on vacation, these are precautions we’ve taken. The end is in site with the vaccine… and we will all get there. Until then, we need to take care of ourselves, our families and our loved ones.
As we reopen services and programs, we will continue to remain steadfast and committed in all our COVID safety measures to keep Willamette View staff and residents safe and healthy.
“Together we will get through this.”
Willamette View Administration
April 2, 2021