Friendsview Takes Steps to Prevent Cases of COVID-19

Responding to the spread of coronavirus, Friendsview is actively preparing to prevent and contain cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel virus.

“The health and wellness of our residents and the caregiving teams who support them is our top priority,” said Todd Engle, Executive Director. “Our team is concerned, we are informed, and we are providing education and resources. This is a fast-changing situation, and we are committed to ensuring that residents, their families, our dedicated staff, and our community are aware of our efforts and the precautions required for COVID-19 prevention and containment.”

Friendsview has formed an advisory committee just for this issue and leadership is in communication with local and state public health officials, as well as closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s daily updates. The Life Plan Community has also implemented its preparedness plan over and above recommended measures that includes utilizing an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer, curtailing outside group meetings on campus and visitor health screenings. In addition, we are advising all friends and family of our residents to refrain from visiting if they are feeling ill and have symptoms of infection. “These precautions are vital to helping us avoid and minimize the possible spread of all illness, including coronavirus,” said Kathy Watson, Health Services Director.

She added: “At this time, we do not have any diagnosed cases of residents or staff being infected with coronavirus. Open communication is crucial. We are providing weekly updates to Friendsview residents and interested parties via email on our community’s status.”

If you have any questions please email Director of Residency Planning, Frank Engle at info@friendsview.org.