The COVID-19 virus is a global issue and changing the way we interact as a society probably more so than any other event since World War II. The Wesley Towers leadership team has been inundated with information, guidance, and mandates from federal, state, and local health authorities in recent days. The information is literally changing from one day to the next and we are adapting our processes as needed.
As of March 23, 2020, Wesley Towers Retirement Community does not have any positive cases of COVID-19.
A common practice across the country, especially recently, is the wearing of facial masks, surgical masks, etc. These are often worn out of fear of contracting an illness by the general public. In healthcare settings, employees with allergies or a common cold may wear a mask to avoid spreading germs. At Wesley Towers, we have several employees with seasonal allergies and they may wear a facial mask as a courtesy to those around them. Residents will begin seeing staff wearing masks and we want to assure you that this isn’t because the masked person has been confirmed to have COVID-19. We are monitoring staff daily with a health screening as employees report to work and anyone symptomatic is sent for further evaluation before being allowed to work. In addition, we are also limiting the traffic of essential workers from building to building – keeping them in their primary work setting for the duration of their shift to also limit cross contamination between buildings.
We are so very grateful for those who have stepped up to help us in our time of need. We have received a tremendous amount of support from the community with donations of fabric, elastic, sewn face masks and prayers! The face masks will be another level of protection that we can provide to our residents and employees at Wesley Towers.
We appreciate your patience with us as we navigate these uncharted waters. Please continue visiting our website or our Facebook page for up-to-date information at Wesley Towers.