We are in regular contact with the departments of health for Alexandria, Fairfax and Virginia to ensure we have the latest information and guidance to inform our actions. We also actively follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and communicate regularly with our Goodwin House family – residents, members, staff and family and friends of residents.
On Thursday, April 23, we learned that a resident in the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads (GHBC) Health Care Center tested positive for COVID-19. For the safety of this resident, other residents and staff, we moved the resident to an area dedicated solely to care for any residents should they test positive. We prepared this specific area of the GHBC health care center as well as an area of our Alexandria health care center in March. In addition, all GHBC Health Care Center staff are wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The resident is comfortable and receiving care from a small, dedicated staff team. We know that you join us in holding this resident and their family in your thoughts and prayers.