Village resident tests positive for COVID-19

Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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A resident of The Village at Woods Edge, a retirement community in Franklin, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This is according to a statement issued by its executive director, Billie Turner, on Tuesday afternoon.

“The resident is currently in quarantine,” Turner stated. “We have notified public health officials as required and are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain this to an isolated situation. With guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, anyone who has been deemed a potential risk for exposure has been identified and notified. We want to make residents, their families, our dedicated staff, and our community aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of the situation.”

The director continued, “At this time, our focus is on ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and employees while following proper infection control and emergency preparedness.”

She added that since the pandemic was declared, Village representatives have stayed in contact with officials at Virginia Department of Health, among other such groups. Firm plans were made on how to quickly and appropriately react if a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 were to happen at the facility.

“We are communicating all updates to our residents and employees through a multitude of internal communication channels,” said Turner. “We continue to offer every assurance to our residents, residents’ families and employees that The Village at Woods Edge will be following all recommendations and will act in the best interests of our entire community.”