MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

August 4, 2021

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

On Monday we notified you of an IL resident who tested positive for Covid-19. I am very sad to share that the resident passed away this morning and a second resident who was in direct contact with this resident has also tested positive for Covid. We have no other known cases of Covid.

The vaccine continues to be our best protection, but it is important to note that it does not prevent you from being infected and potentially transmitting this new Delta variant. The CDC reported today that 93% of current covid cases are from the Delta variant. The CDC is now recommending that vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in public places. The City of Atlanta has also issued a mask mandate for all indoor public places. 

As a reminder, all employees, visitors, and vendors to the building are required to wear masks within Canterbury. All visitors and vendors should check in at the front desk. Due to the Delta variant, plans to begin allowing guests into our dining rooms again have been paused. We are continuing to monitor cases within Canterbury as well as the greater community to determine if additional precautions need to be taken.

If you are experiencing any Covid related symptoms which include fever, chills, headache, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please remain isolated until symptoms are gone and/or get a Covid test. For residents who are feeling ill or wish to be tested onsite, please call the healthcare clinic at x3159 to schedule a home visit. Do not come to the clinic. Testing through our lab may take a few days depending on the timing of when they pick up the test. For residents who can drive, we recommend visiting an offsite testing location that generally has same day results. CovidCareGA which was doing testing at the Brookhaven Marta station has moved to the Fiesta Plaza located at 3371 Buford Hwy, 30319. They have same day test results and are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 4pm. Please wear a mask and remain quarantined if possible until you have a negative test result and/or symptoms have subsided.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at 470.381.6790 or debimcneil@canterburyccrc.org, Julie Parker, Chief Operating Officer, at 404.201.7067 or julieparker@canterburyccrc.org, or Liz Woltzen, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, at 404.231.8269 or lizwoltzen@canterburyccrc.org.

Warmly,

Debi McNeil

President & CEO