One Step at a Time Resident Regathering Plan & COVID Precautions.

To ease the internal restrictions made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kendal at Lexington (KaLex) will utilize a multi-step model to increase access to gathering spaces and opportunities for residents who reside in residential independent living. 

Step Two- Beginning July 15

  • Resident committee meetings may continue, with 6-20 people per area; limitations depending on the size of the space.
  • Movies may continue in Kendal Hall with no more than 20 people in attendance. 
  • Fitness Center:
    • A 16 x 20 tent will be set up on the patio to provide shade for outdoor classes.
    • Indoor group exercise room will open and allow 4 – 6 at a time.
    • Pool will re-open on July 20, with a limit of 2-4 persons.
  • The Art Room and Woodshop at Sunnyside House will be open during normal business hours by appointment. 
  • The Salon is open by appointment.
  • Banking Services: Cornerstone Bank will return on Wednesday mornings in the Administrative Conference Room in Anderson.
  • Resident to resident visits:
    • Outdoor gatherings of Kendal residents are acceptable in groups of 15 or less.  All participants will wear masks and maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet. 
    • Cottage patio or deck visits will be allowed between residents with a limit of 4 people.
    • In addition, conversation “pods” will be set up in a variety of locations.  The number of people will be determined by appropriate spacing requirements.  These will be inside Anderson and outside at various locations for informal visiting.
  • Pick up and Drop off:
    • Pick up and drop off of groceries or other items (flowers, dry cleaning, prescriptions, etc.) will be permitted as follows:
      • Cottage residents may receive deliveries directly to their door.  Visitors will not enter the residence.
      • Apartment residents may receive deliveries at the front door of Anderson.  Staff will provide delivery assistance, if needed.  Visitors will not enter the building.
    • IL residents may be picked-up by a screened driver. If a resident is being picked up or dropped off, the same procedure will apply:
      • Cottage residents may be picked up or returned to their cottages.  Visitors will not enter the residence.
      • Apartment residents may be picked up at the Anderson front entrance. Visitors will not enter the building.

Background Information:

Our Plan is grounded on continued vigilance within our Community.  Benchmarks based on science, data, and reported surges or spikes in COVID-19 cases will be key factors in determining when and how to lift restrictions. Also important are the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Department of Social Services (DSS).   Finally, we are bound to follow dictates by state orders and other regulatory agencies.

The goal of this Step Plan is to provide our residents with renewed access to various services and activities during the pandemic while also mitigating the risks presented by current environmental and external factors.

Continued Stay Safe Measures In Place:

  • The campus remains closed to non-essential visitors.
  • All staff and essential visitors are screened 24 hours per day at a checkpoint at the main entrance.
  • Residents are encouraged to minimize travel off the campus.
  • Residents are asked to take temperatures daily and are required to so if participating in community activities.
  • Everyone is to wear masks while using common spaces and participating in all activities.
  • All should maintain six-foot to ten-foot physical distancing.
  • Residents should stay in their residences if sick or feeling ill and contact the Clinic immediately.
  • All community space surfaces are disinfected regularly.
  • Dining delivery remains in place.

A restricted visitor policy remains in effect in the health centers. The Borden Center falls under the regulations of the Virginia Department of Health and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Webster Center is regulated by the Department of Social Services.  Borden and Webster must follow strict healthcare licensing policies to protect those individuals needing high-level services. VDH, CMS and DSS will guide areas of operation regarding opening or lifting of restrictions in both of those areas.