We are close to completing another week in this ongoing work in protecting Emmanuel Home from COVID-19 and all of its unknowns. I just wanted to touch base and give you some updates on how things are going here.
I am pleased to inform you that we still do not see any signs of COVID-19 in Emmanuel Home, or in any of its immediate network (ie. Staff & their households). As news comes out each day around the progression of the virus, including the devastating impact it has had on some of our colleagues in the seniors & care sector, we want to acknowledge the severity and fragility of this challenge. In addition, we lift up those in prayer who have COVID-19 within their seniors’ community as they fight on the front lines.
The work continues to evolve here as we keep up with Alberta Health Services in the ongoing developments. A few important notes:
New: We have some inquiries about families taking in their parent(s) for a while to ease the strain of the isolation. Please take note of the following:
Overall, we appreciate your prayers and support as we go through this together. Please pray for our residents, and for protection from not only COVID-19, but also the feelings of loneliness and distance. Pray for staff as they tirelessly work to keep the residents safe & comfortable, and the building clean & safe.
Thank you for your ongoing support in dropping off groceries and needed supplies at the door, and for respecting the rules around screening and visits. Also, thank you for your patience as we do our best to manage all of these new logistics!