November 13: COVID-19 Visitation Update

The Culpeper’s leadership team thanks all members of the community for the ongoing support and patience. We are excited to share that our most recent round of baseline testing concluded with all negative results. There have been no new-onset COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days in the community within independent living, assisted living and memory support residents or team members. As a result, effective Monday, November 16, The Culpeper will reopen for visitation within independent living, assisted living and memory support. The healthcare center will remain closed to visitation at this time, as this area will undergo its second round of testing next week.

Detailed visitation guidelines will be available at the main entrance of the community upon entry.

Multiple means of visitation are available, using thoughtful processes which include appropriate infection control measures:
I. Dedicated outdoor visitation spaces: located directly outside the main entrance, within proximity of healthcare center, and at the memory support courtyard gate
II. Window visitation
III. In-room visitation (resident room/apartment)

The Culpeper leadership team encourages outdoor visitation when possible to reduce the risk of transmission. Inclement weather, excessive temperatures and an individual’s health status are all reasonable factors that may prevent outdoor visits.

The Culpeper’s team will accommodate and support indoor visitation, based on the following guidelines as previously shared. Please keep the following important information in mind:
• Visits will be limited to no more than two visitors at a time and will be limited to a maximum of two hours. As a reminder, all visitation will occur at 9 a.m.– 6 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors must be over the age of 16.
• Visitor movement in the community will be limited; visitors will be required to go directly to the resident room/apartment for visitation. Movement throughout the community and use of common areas will be restricted at this time. Visitors will need to immediately exit the community once visitation is complete.
• All visitors must be screened and logged in at the main entrance. We ask that you refrain from visitation if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness.

All visitors are expected to adhere to mandatory mask use and social distancing guidelines. This enhanced process will allow spouses to visit throughout different levels of care within the community, providing an opportunity to reconnect. The Culpeper will continue with resident communal dining and activity opportunities as previously, however, visitors are not permitted to participate in communal dining or activity functions with residents at this time.

Anyone who has any active illness symptoms should not visit. Additionally, the leadership team requests that visitors notify The Culpeper immediately if they become suspicious of having COVID-19 and have visited The Culpeper in the 14 days prior to coming into contact or suspected contact with COVID-19.

Please check the COVID-19 communications hub at https://culpeperretirement.org/blog/covid19/ for up-to-date communications. Questions may be submitted via email at jjacobsen@theculpeper.org or 540-825-2411.