January 18, 2021

Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners,

We have learned of another Independent Living resident who has tested positive for Covid-19. Our teams have done the contact tracing and those individuals who had direct contact with this new case have been put on quarantine. Two of our previously reported staff cases are now cleared to return to work. We currently have 5 active cases of Covid in the community, 1 staff member and 4 Independent Living residents.

Though many of our residents and staff were vaccinated at our clinic on Monday, January 11th, the vaccine’s full efficacy is not in effect until 10 days after receiving the second dose. Even after the second does, the vaccine is not 100% effective. It is important that everyone continue to wear masks, social distance, and avoid indoor spaces where you cannot wear a mask. It is also imperative that anyone who has been exposed to Covid or is awaiting the results of a Covid test that was taken due to exposure to someone with Covid or because they are experiencing symptoms, remain quarantined until a negative test result is received. If a positive test result is received, an individual should remain quarantined a minimum of 10 days from the date of the test and until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

Our second clinic for the vaccine will be held on February 1st. Any residents or staff who were not vaccinated at the last clinic will have the opportunity to get vaccinated at this clinic. First doses of the vaccine will not be administered, however, at the third clinic on February 22nd.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at 470.381.6790 or, Julie Parker, Chief Operating Officer, at 404.201.7067 or, or Liz Woltzen, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, at 404.231.8269 or


Debi McNeil

President & CEO