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Keeping Everyone Safe and Engaged

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Goodwin House is committed to healthy and engaged living for all residents, Goodwin House at Home (GHAH) members and individuals served through our home and community-based programs throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This means keeping them safe from COVID-19 while also ensuring they have a robust quality of life – socially, cognitively, physically and emotionally.

For residents, staff, members and visitors, we maintain and update protocols that change as the situation evolves. We adjust our protocols based on current guidance from the departments of health for Alexandria, Fairfax and Virginia, the Centers for Disease Control, the Goodwin House leadership team and our own medical directors.

Since early March, we have implemented more than 225 protocols in support of these goals.

Campus Access and Visiting Residents

As health departments allow and based on rates of positive COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia, we 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:

  • Proof of negative tests results for COVID-19 – click here for details on the number of days that negative tests are valid for visits
  • Completing our appointment scheduling and health screening online – click here to begin the process
  • Screening questions and temperature check upon arrival
  • Wearing masks and maintaining social distancing during the visit

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 through the weekly “Family & Friends Update” distributed by email and posted here, and update our Campus Visits page so visitors know what to expect and how to plan for their visits. To receive the weekly “Family & Friends Update”, contact us and let us know if you want to be added to the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads list or the Goodwin House Alexandria list.

Health Screening Protocols

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, including staff.

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