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COVID-19 UPDATE: The Chesapeake Restricts Visitors

COVID-19 Update at The Chesapeake Senior Living Community 

The Chesapeake’s team has, and is, responding to the emerging health situation, Coronavirus (COVID-19), by continuing to implement additional practices to ensure the health and safety of our residents. Our independent living community in Newport News, VA. does not have COVID-19 yet, but we are acting with an abundance of precaution for the protection of our residents, their families and team members.

As this situation evolves, our preventative measures will change to meet our objectives of proactive prevention and containment. Accordingly, as of today, we are implementing a plan to enhance the protective measures which are already in place. Effective March 13, visitation is restricted for all levels of care at The Chesapeake. Visitors and guests will not be permitted in our communities except in certain situations, such as end-of-life for a resident or when a visitor is deemed essential for a resident’s wellbeing and care.

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In lieu of visits, we encourage alternative means of communication such as phone, video, email, social media or other means. Please contact Barbara Jackson-Ingram at 757-223-1677 if you need assistance arranging alternative means of communication with your loved one. Questions may be submitted via email at [email protected].

Other Actions Taken by The Chesapeake

  • Suspension of all transportation from the communities except in the cases of medically necessary treatments/appointments; this includes social outings such as shopping and entertainment trips.
  • Re-education of staff regarding infection control precautions, including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Precautionary food service practices.
  • Suspension of intercommunity visits by our home office team members.

Recap of Actions Taken by The Chesapeake

March 3: What Residents at The Chesapeake Need to Know About Coronavirus
March 10: The Chesapeake Limits Visitors Amid Coronavirus Concerns