May 19, 2020
Dear Vicar’s Landing Member,
I have some exciting news! I have been in contact with our salon provider, PS Salon & Spa, and they are preparing to reopen the salon located adjacent to the chapel. I have reviewed their procedures related to the coronavirus and can say that they are thorough and appropriate. Wendy and Shannon will be in the salon this Friday, May 22, and will take walk-ins from 12 to 4pm and will also make appointments for the following week at that time. Days and hours will be adjusted to accommodate the new procedures when they reopen officially next Tuesday, May 26. Unfortunately, we cannot open the salon located in the Windsor Health Center at this point due to the current Executive Order from the Governor related to access to health care buildings. Once that order is lifted later this summer, PS Salon & Spa will reopen in that location.
Another of the orders from the state related to the coronavirus is being fulfilled today. The Florida Department of Health has been moving throughout the state conducting mandatory COVID-19 testing of all staff who work in the Stratford or the Windsor Health Center. The state is paying for this and all staff in those areas are required to be tested. Part of this process also includes testing members residing in the Windsor Health Center. The staff testing will be conducted in the auditorium and will be completed today. Since the mandate is only for health care settings, they do not have tests for independent members or staff who only work in independent living. This is being done because of the opportunity for the virus to spread rapidly in a nursing home setting.
With the move to Phase II, the state is allowing dining venues to open to 50% capacity. While we can follow that loosening of restrictions, we are going to move more slowly. Our process to open the dining room and Blue Heron Café has worked well and we want to be sure operations are smooth as we move to allowing more capacity. Thank you for understanding our decision.
Phase II also allows for the reopening of fitness centers! Janice is finalizing the procedures to ensure everyone remains safe and the equipment remains sanitized. She is also working with class instructors to schedule small group exercise classes in the aerobics room. Please look for more information from Janice soon regarding the procedures we will require.
Finally, I want to continue to stress that we must remain vigilant in preventing the spread of this virus. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines, hand hygiene protocols, avoid touching your face, and consider wearing a mask when you will be in public or in closer quarters to others.