Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement
July 7, 2020
Dear MVSL Family and Friends,
As always, it is our privilege to be your partner in caring for your loved one and a responsibility we take very seriously – now more than ever. Over the past few months, we have been working diligently to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 in our facility. Through the professionalism and compassion of our staff and your patience and cooperation, we have made significant strides in our containment efforts. Nonetheless, diligent, and regular testing has shown that COVID-19 has not yet been completely eradicated from our facility. This disease is pervasive and often shows no symptoms, making the spread difficult to predict or prevent. We are thrilled none of our residents have tested positive at this time and only 4 employees across campus have.
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that beginning July 1, long-term care facilities in Arkansas will begin allowing visitors under strict guidelines; however, because our fight with COVID is not yet over, we are taking additional precautions and will not be admitting visitors at this time. The care of your loved one and the health and safety of other residents and staff remains our top priority and we will continue to be aggressive in our prevention and containment efforts.
We will continue proactive testing measures and look forward to welcoming you back to be with your loved one as soon as it is medically safe. One of the many things we have learned from COVID-19 over the past few months is that the situation is extremely fluid and circumstances change on a day to day basis. We are working with our medical director, director of nursing, and facility administrator to design a plan to admit visitors as soon as conditions permit.
We understand that you are anxious to see your loved one in-person. We are looking forward to that day as well. In the meantime, we will continue to do everything we can to keep you connected with your loved one via phone calls, video calls, or from a safe distance separated by window glass. We will continue to keep you updated on this ever-evolving situation. We encourage you to visit our website at www.methodistvillage.com or call Katee, Mon-Fri from 8:30a- 4:30p so that we can provide you with the most updated visitation information.
Thank you for trusting us with the care of your loved one. We look forward to seeing you in person in the near future!
Melissa Curry, CEO
CC: Bryant Dooly, COO
Deanna Fears, Care Center Administrator
Tiffany Perryman, AL/ASCU Administrator