Dear Family & Friends of The Village at Brookwood:
As this amazing week comes to an end, I’d like to extend my gratitude to our dedicated staff for your willingness to help keep our campus safe throughout the duration of this pandemic. Through multiple scheduling adjustments to appointments and transportation this week, our staff’s and resident’s flexibility allowed our entire Independent Living resident population the opportunity to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Alamance County Health Department’s first local vaccine clinic. In addition to Independent Living residents, staff and healthcare residents were given the opportunity to receive the first dose of the vaccine through a partnership with CVS providing a vaccine clinic here on our campus this week as well. Truly an outstanding accomplishment by all. Congratulations and thank you for a job well done!
Many residents and staff have expressed concern about the timeliness of the second dose of the vaccine given the challenges that were experienced over the past few days. We will be working closely with the Alamance County Health Department over the next couple of weeks to make sure we have a clear plan in place for our residents to receive the second dose of the vaccine. We will communicate with residents in a timely fashion as soon as we develop a plan.
Now that we have received the first dose of the vaccine, and even though the second dose is coming soon, we must all continue to practice good infection control protocols to help stop this spread. Numbers continue to worsen throughout our state. Hospitals in our area are experiencing a record number of COVID-19 cases with hospital capacity surging to new levels. It is very important that we all continue to:
- Wear a face mask regularly
- Wait six feet apart through social distancing
- Wash hands frequently
Only when COVID-19 data at the state level begins to trend in the right direction will we begin to see some reprieve from current restrictions. Thank you for your continued support, your patience, and your on-going commitment to keeping our campus safe.
-Michael Garland, Executive Director