Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

March 15, 2020

We have seen the cases of diagnosed Covid19 nationwide continue to compound over the weekend – especially locally in Connecticut (which has doubled each of the past two days) and in New York (presently the greatest amount of cases in the Country).

March 15 Letter to Members [PDF]

March 14, 2020

Additional guidance has been issued by the CDC and we are taking the following actions:

  • Face masks will be required for allowed Health Center visitors to, which remains those visiting a loved one at the end of life only.
  • All Health Center team members will be screened for fevers and respiratory symptoms at the start of their shifts. As was our previous practice, if someone is ill or experiencing symptoms, they will be sent home.
  • We will be performing daily screening of all Health Center residents for fever and respiratory symptoms.
  • All non-care related 3rd party services, including salon services, will cease until further notice.
  • We have greatly reduced our group activities and will continue to do so. Our activities team members will provide alternative activities in their place.

We thank all our Members and their loved ones for taking this and all other communications seriously.

March 11, 2020

In addition to the previously communicated precautions we have heightened our visitor restrictions to our campus in general.

All visitors to our campus must enter through main entrances to be signed in.

  • This applies to all care levels, including Independent Living.
  • Sign-ins include acknowledgement of compliance with our posted policy on symptoms, travel, and hand washing.
  • We are extending the manned desk hours to ensure compliance.

Per our March 9th update all non-essential visits to the Health Center are restricted until further notice.

  • Appropriate exceptions include visits that are care related or due to end of life.
  • Our activities team members will assist with video chat for those who wish to remain in contact with their loved one. Please contact us to arrange a remote visit.


  • We are actively modifying our outing schedule based on risk of exposure.
  • Substitute activities will occur in place of any canceled outings.

March 11 Letter to Members [PDF]

March 09, 2020

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is directing all nursing homes and rest homes to restrict visitors to reduce the risk of coronavirus.

In an announcement Monday, DPH directed all chronic and convalescent nursing home and rest homes with nursing supervision to restrict visitors unless there are special circumstances, such as end-of-life care or hospice care. In those cases, the facility may allow visitors as long as appropriate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended protective equipment is used and when the resident meets the criteria based on exposure to COVID-19.

Connecticut Department of Public Health [LINK]

March 01, 2020

We understand the concerns about COVID-19 and its potential risk to our Members, Team Members, and all those that visit our community. At this time, there have been no confirmed or suspected cases at our community. We are taking this threat very seriously and feel confident that our 31 years of experience combined with the efforts of our Team Members, Members, and all visitors will help us provide the safest environment possible.

Much of our preparation, prevention, and care for COVID-19 is very similar to what we are proactive about every year for the Flu. Our actions will follow our established internal policies regarding communicable diseases and the published guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and our local, state, and federal authorities. Much of our preparation, prevention, and care for COVID-19 is very similar to what we are proactive about every year for the Flu.

Our number one goal is to help our Members live longer, healthier and happier lives. We ask that everyone sanitize their hands and anyone experiencing the following symptoms, or have come in contact with anyone with these symptoms, or traveled to an area with confirmed cases, not enter our campus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Difficulty Breathing


*If visiting a Member that is utilizing Hospice and you are displaying any of the above symptoms please let us know and we will make the necessary accommodations.

We have an internal mass communication system for both our Members, their loved ones, and our Team Members. We use this tool to provide quick and detailed updates. Please contact us if you are an existing member or family member and wish to be included in these communications. We will continue to use our website to provide general information and updates as appropriate.

  • March 1 Letter to Members [PDF]
  • SLC Travel and Return to Work Policy & Procedure [PDF]
  • SLC Team Member Letter [PDF]