Dear Vergennes Residential Care Family,
As you may be aware Sunday, March 15, 2020, Philip B. Scott declared a state of emergency related to the virus known as COVID-19. As part of this declaration, Governor Scott provided guidance for senior housing facilities like ours. This guidance is as follows:
All state-licensed assisted living residences (as defined in 33 V.S.A. § 7102(1)), Level III residential care homes (33 V.S.A. 7102(10)(A)), and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disability (ICF/ID) (42 C.F.R. § 440.150), shall prohibit visitor access to reduce facility-based transmission.
Vergennes Residential Care is, of course, complying with the Governor’s recommendations and will not be open to visitors at this time. Ensuring our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. We don’t have any cases in our community at this time.
We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them. These may include telephone, email, text, or through Skype, and Facebook.
Please reach out to us if you would like assistance setting up a video chat or phone call with your loved one.
We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19 and also if and when we modify our current approach in responding to this emergency.
Health Services Administrator