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COVID-19 Communications Hub

Since the beginning of the pandemic, The Glebe’s team has been working diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The safety, security and health of all our residents is our chief concern. To that end, The Glebe’s leadership team continues to ask that all team members, residents and visitors follow the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an effort to limit the virus’s impact.

The Glebe’s team will continue with interventions already in place to reduce the risk of virus introduction and transmission.

These interventions include, but are not limited to:

  • Screening all individuals who enter the community
  • Temperature screening terminals are in place throughout the community
  • Ongoing education for team members and residents regarding infection control practices
  • Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, particularly for common areas, shared spaces and high-touch surfaces
  • Wearing facemasks for everyone, except during dining
  • Residents, team members and visitors are encouraged to maintain a social distance to the extent possible
  • Monitoring residents’ health and rapid identification/response to signs of illness
  • Encouraging/educating residents and team members on the importance of self-reporting any signs of illness and possible exposure to a positive or suspected COVID-19 case

The Glebe’s leadership team encourages personal protective measures, including, but not limited to:

  • Wear facemasks except during dining
  • Frequent handwashing
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home and report to a community team member if you experience any signs of illness, even mild

Re-Opening Update

  • All visitation to healthcare is suspended at this time due to the area’s positivity rate. Visitation for assisted living and memory support has resumed. Details are available online.

Community Contact

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to The Glebe’s Executive Director Ellen D’Ardenne at 540-591-2104. Questions may be submitted via email at covidquestions@lifespireliving.org.

Latest News

Mitigation Actions Taken by The Glebe

  • On March 3, The Glebe issued a memo to all residents, staff, families and vendors that outlined the procedures the company implemented to keep residents safe. At that time, The Glebe mandated that all visitors and staff be screened before entry into the higher levels of care—assisted living, health care and memory care—ahead of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
  • On March 10, The Glebe limited visitors to those necessary to residents’ wellbeing or in end-of-life situations. The Glebe continued screening all visitors, staff and vendors who entered the higher levels of care areas and further expanded screenings to all entrances at the community.
  • On March 13, The Glebe restricted all visitors except in instances of end-of-life before the CDC made this recommendation. Every person who entered the community had to be screened for symptoms.
  • All communal dining and group activities were suspended on March 14. Transportation, except in the cases of medically necessary treatments and appointments, was also suspended that day.
  • The Glebe started quarantining all non-essential packages on April 2. This policy was implemented due to recent research that shows the virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours.
  • Starting April 6, The Glebe outfitted caregivers and team members who have interactions with residents with medical-grade facemasks. Team members who do not have interactions with residents are being provided with cloth facial coverings. 

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Virginia Department of Health

Leading Age of Virginia

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services