March 19, 2020 11:00 AM
To Our Residents and Family Members:
As you know with the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), our environment has been changing at a quick pace, and all of our Baruch communities have had to make many adjustments in these fluid times.
In an effort to protect our residents and staff, all visitors have been restricted. Only individuals necessary for the provision of medical care, support of activities of daily living, and clergy are allowed in our communities and must meet our health screening before being permitted into the building. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are in compliance with all Executive Orders, CDC recommendations, and local and state health department guidelines.
We are making every decision diligently, sometimes by the hour, to continue to provide a safe and comfortable environment for residents and staff. In these changes, challenges, and often difficult decisions, we wish to express our overwhelming gratitude to:
Our Administrators and Leadership Teams for their quick response, dedication, and compassionate guidance.
Our staff and all that they do to provide a home for our residents in a very different environment. They are the individuals on the front lines, equipped and ready to face the challenges.
Our residents for their wisdom and strength in this time.
Our families for their patience and understanding.
The prayer warriors who lift up our residents and staff.
And to God for the privilege of serving His people.
We are grateful to all of you for helping us continue to carry out our mission “to honor God by serving people as they age.” It takes a village. We ask you to continue to pray and to follow the CDC and government guidelines and orders. We also appreciate and encourage the use of technology and creativity to connect our residents with their friends and families. One local church sent cards made by kids to the residents through email. Some of our Baruch communities are setting up window visits and calls. We are encouraged by positive stories like these and other overwhelming acts of kindness. We continue to rely on God as we make decisions and take all necessary steps to ensure staff and resident safety and comfort.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as necessary. If you have any questions, please contact your community Administrator(s). For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.
Mitch McNeal, President
Connie Clauson, Vice President, Operations
“Be strong and courageous! Do not fear or tremble before them, for the Lord your God is the one who is going with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6