Our priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy. For residents, staff, members and visitors, we have introduced protocols that change as the situation evolves. We adjust our protocols based on the latest information and guidance from the departments of health for Alexandria, Fairfax and Virginia, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and our own medical directors and clinical staff.
Goodwin House is committed to healthy and engaged living for all residents. Since early March, we have implemented many protocols to ensure the safety of residents and staff. As Virginia began to re-open in May, we resumed certain activities and amenities while continuing our efforts to minimize the presence of COVID-19 on our campuses.
We continue to resume even more activities and amenities, such as group fitness classes, art classes and visits with family and friends. Along the way, we ensure that everyone continues to follow recommended public health practices such as regular health screens, social distancing, mask wearing and frequent handwashing.
As health departments allow, we are glad to welcome family and friends to visit their loved ones in our Life Plan Communities. All visits must adhere to our protocols, which include these basic requirements:
Since June, guests have been able to visit residents in Independent Living. In July, we were able to welcome family and friends to visit residents in some neighborhoods of our higher levels of living (Assisted Living, Memory Support and Health Care).
Visits to each living level and neighborhood may require their own set of protocols in addition to what is listed above so please reach out before visiting to confirm the current visit protocol. We communicate with loved ones to keep them apprised of our protocols and update our Campus Visit page so they know what to expect and how to plan for their visits.
Anyone who enters our communities receives a question-based health screening and has their temperature taken. This includes residents, staff, essential contractors, health care providers, Priority Club members preparing to move in and family and friends visiting residents. This screening is required even for those who visit campus daily.