Nov 20 2020

A community update regarding COVID-19

Dear White Horse Village Community,

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. Thanksgiving, for many, is a time to gather with friends and family. Unfortunately, this year, we all have to re-think how we “spend time” with our loved ones at Thanksgiving.

We have encouraged residents to remain on campus and use other means to connect with family and friends, namely telephone or video conferencing,i.e., Zoom or FaceTime. I ask families and friends that you honor this recommendation and do not come to campus for the Thanksgiving holiday.

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly around us, and one of the most vulnerable populations experiencing devastating effects from the virus lives at White Horse Village. As a community, residents and team members are limiting our exposure to the virus at White Horse Village. This is hard, and it’s taking its toll on all of us, but we must persevere.

There is positive news about a vaccine, but distribution, if approved, would most likely not be available until early in 2021. To be quite candid, we must continue to limit interactions with others, wear a mask, wash our hands, and maintain at least 6’ distance from others that don’t live with us to slow the spread—if we don’t, having a vaccine could be useless if we become infected with COVID-19.

Yesterday, two of our residents residing in Canterbury received positive COVID-19 test results. Both of these individuals are asymptomatic and are being closely monitored. One Residential resident may have been exposed to someone who tested positive, and they are waiting for their COVID-19 test results and are considered a PUI. We have no team members being monitored for COVID-19.

While these are challenging times, we still have a lot to be thankful for this year! I am thankful for this amazing community of people at White Horse Village, which includes our family and friends. We will get through this, and next year, we will be able to gather in person for Thanksgiving.

We are strong and resilient, and I know that, together, we can!

Len Weiser, President & CEO