Update as of April 15, 2020
Dear Canterbury Residents, Family Members, Community Partners, and Trustees,
This morning, a picture of Canterbury Court was featured on the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution under the headline, “Faulty data clouds severity of outbreak.” This picture was taken on April 10th while the National Guard, under direction from Governor Kemp, was providing preventive sanitization services to our community as part of their mission to clean and disinfect nursing homes across the state. We are extremely appreciative of Governor Kemp’s Executive Order calling the National Guard troops to active duty to perform this essential mission and for the troops who diligently sanitized our community last week.
Canterbury Court does not currently have any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in our community. Canterbury began planning for this pandemic in late February and on March 4, 2020, we announced our first proactive measures to protect our community. Our leadership team together with our Medical Director has met regularly since that time and continued to evaluate and modify our protocols as additional information and guidelines become available. We have communicated with our residents, family members, community partners, and Trustees on a regular basis and have posted those communications to our website as well.
As we have shared in previous communications, we had one Independent Living Resident test positive for COVID-19 while in the hospital last month. This resident went out to the hospital on March 18th after quarantining in their own apartment for 5 days. We contacted all staff and residents that were known to have been in close contact with the resident prior to their quarantine and monitored them for 14 days. None of those individuals or any other staff or residents have shown COVID-19 related symptoms. The resident remained at the hospital until they received two negative tests 24 hours apart and we are very fortunate to now have them back at our community doing well.
We feel very strongly that our proactive and early preventive measures have enabled us to not have any further transmission in our community from this one case. Our dedicated team of caring professionals have been hard at work as we shelter in place to ensure meals are delivered directly to apartments, assisting residents with placing online orders and receiving deliveries of food and other essential items, and providing virtual alternatives for health and wellness activities as well as spiritual guidance. Our residents have repeatedly expressed how safe and protected they feel living at Canterbury.
We are proud of the polices and protocols we have put in place to protect our community and we firmly believe Canterbury Court is one of the best places for an older adult to live, especially in the time we find ourselves now. A copy of or COVID-19 policies and protocols, along with all of our other COVID-19 communications, can be found on our website at canterburycourt.org.
We urge you all to stay safe and stay at home to help prevent the spread of the virus. Please like us and follow us on Facebook to see posts of how our residents and staff are finding creative ways to stay engaged and connected during this challenging time. Despite the social distancing, our residents and staff are living the Canterbury mission of weaving together a tapestry of lives.
We appreciate your continued support for our community. Please reach out to me at 470.381.6790 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other member of our Leadership team with any questions.
President & CEO