Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

cartoon of four different people that appear to have a cold.
Kendal at Lexington is taking precautions as we head into the cold and flu season.

As we enter the fall season and approach the colder months, we wanted to share some important information regarding our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of Kendal at Lexington residents.

The coming months traditionally bring an increase in respiratory illnesses, including colds and the flu. Additionally, we are closely monitoring a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases within the Rockbridge community. We are anticipating an increase in COVID cases in the area for the next two months. While there is no need for alarm, we believe that extra precautions can go a long way in protecting residents.

Here are some important guidelines that we kindly request you to follow as we navigate this season together:

Precautions During Cold and Flu Season:

1. Please Stay Home If You Feel Ill:

We understand the importance of staying connected with your loved ones, but we ask that you refrain from visiting the KaLex community if you are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms of illness. Your health and the health of residents is of the utmost concern.

2. Mask Usage Encouraged:

While not mandatory, we strongly encourage all visitors to wear masks while on campus. Masks are available upon request, and we have placed an emphasis on good infection control habits throughout the community.

3. Exposure to COVID-19:

If you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we kindly ask that you postpone your visit for at least ten days from the date of contact. This is in line with the recommended isolation period to reduce the potential spread of the virus.

Your Safety and Comfort Matter:

Please rest assured that the health and safety of all residents remains the top priority. We have implemented robust infection control measures and are closely adhering to all VDH and CDC guidelines to minimize any potential risk. Masks, hand sanitizers, and other protective equipment are readily available throughout our campus to help ensure everyone’s safety.

We understand that these precautions may cause some inconvenience, but they are in place to protect the most vulnerable members of the Kendal community.

We want to extend our deepest gratitude for your understanding and partnership in our collective effort to keep Kendal at Lexington a safe and welcoming place for all residents, their guests, and their families. Please do not hesitate to reach out to staff if you have any questions or concerns.