We haven’t seen much good news related to the pandemic in our county this week and Hutchinson was even recognized in a New York Times article as having an alarming rate of escalation in COVID-19 cases. It looks like Hutchinson Public Schools are going to full remote learning starting next week and we received an Executive Order from the Reno County Health Department this week regarding mass gathering limitations.
Clusters of cases have been reported in area senior communities as well, which are quality institutions working hard to protect their people. The increase in county rates of infection and the struggles of area colleagues clearly indicate the threat to our residents and staff is not over and actually, somewhat worse this fall. We will remain diligent in our efforts to minimize the risk on campus and continue with current visitation restrictions until conditions improve. Our COVID-19 journey could be likened to a cross-country race in that it was rough going and tiring, then we got our second wind only to stumble with the finish line in site. We will cross the finish line though! Many positive things are occurring at Wesley Towers and the staff is working hard to find fun things to do. We do still offer outdoor and window visits. Please continue to call, write, and visit residents whenever possible as spirits have regressed some with all the recent pandemic news.
Please do all you can to stay safe so we can keep kids in school and start real visitation soon!