October Village Assisted Living COVID Update

Oct. 31, 2020

Today we received the last two PCR (laboratory) test results from the residents who were potentially exposed to any of the four associates who tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 20.  I am pleased to share those two results were negative.

Yesterday evening we learned of a direct care associate on Memory Care 3 who tested positive for the virus.  This associate last worked Monday, Oct. 26.  All resident families on Memory Care 3 were notified last evening, and all of the residents in this area were tested this morning, using a PCR test.

This morning we also administered rapid tests on associates who had worked with this individual; those results were negative.  We are waiting on two associates to receive rapid testing; they are off of the work schedule until we learn their results.

Finally, the results for residents tested this morning are expected to be back early next week.  I will send an e-mail once we receive these results, and I will include an updated chart at that time.


Oct. 30, 2020

Today we received all but two of the PCR (laboratory) test results from those residents who were potentially exposed to any of the four associates who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 20.  We have learned that two residents have tested positive for the virus.

  • 1 Assisted Living resident
  • 1 Memory Care 2 resident

So far then, the Oct. 28 testing has resulted in 4 positive cases: the two associates we shared about on Wednesday, and the two residents mentioned above. The associates who tested positive have been taken off of the work schedule while they recover, and our two residents who tested positive have been transferred to the isolation unit at the Village Care Center.

Here is how we plan to move forward with each neighborhood:

  • Weekly testing for associates continues next week on Thursday, Nov. 5.
  • Re-testing on Nov. 2 for those Memory Care 1 residents who were exposed to the Memory Care 1 associate who tested positive on Oct. 28.  We will also re-test Memory Care 2 residents on Nov. 2.  On Nov. 6 we will re-test Assisted Living residents who were potentially exposed to the associate who tested positive on Oct. 28.
  • Assisted Living.  With residents wearing face coverings and maintaining proper social distancing, we will begin a slow reopening, starting with the reopening Fireside Dining on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Activities will be offered in doorways again, beginning on Monday, Nov. 2.
  • Memory Care 1.  We have had no recent cases of COVID-19 on this neighborhood. However, due to the recent exposure, we will continue to remain cautious and encourage residents to spend as much time in their apartment as able and continue to offer meals at the bedside.
  • Memory Care 2.  This neighborhood has had four residents and one team member test positive for the virus this month. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, we will continue to encourage residents to stay in their apartment and offer meals at the bedside in lieu of the dining room.
  • Memory Care 3.  They have had no cases of COVID-19 this month, so today we will resume normal activities, including meals in the dining room.

I remain cautiously optimistic about the results we had this week.  We will continue with our weekly testing of employees for the foreseeable future.

I also promised to update you on the presence of COVID-19 elsewhere on the Village campus:

  • Village Care Center. I am also incredibly sorry to report that three more Village Care Center residents passed away from complications due to COVID-19. Their passing and their loved ones’ grief weighs very heavy on all our hearts.

Unfortunately, the VCC continues to find new cases. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, they reported that they had 7 residents who tested positive during routine testing of all 200-side long-term care neighborhood (LTC) residents; and 9 associate cases which are from all over the building and do not seem to have a relationship to each other. Their memory care neighborhood is now also involved. Earlier this week, 1 direct care associate there tested positive, so they administered rapid tests for all residents in the front part of the MC neighborhood, initially yielding 7 positive results. These are the first in this area of the VCC.

The VCC is taking following actions, based on the recommendations of an industrial hygienist. Air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters were installed in the isolation unit last week, as well as additional air scrubbers for each hall of the 200 side of long term care. They also are adding special UV lighting, and using a third party to deep clean and sanitize the long-term care areas daily.

  • Independent Living. Finally, I need to share that 2 residents in Independent Living at the Village have tested positive. One spouse is being treated at a hospital, the other is asymptomatic. Public safety is assessing the situation to determine any further actions.

Oct. 28, 2020

Today we completed our third round of rapid testing on all associates in Assisted Living, Memory Care 1, Memory Care 2, and Memory Care 3.  Plus, we used a PCR (laboratory) test to collect specimens from those residents who were potentially exposed to any of the four associates who tested positive on Oct. 20.

As a result of this round of rapid testing, 2 associates tested positive.

  • 1 direct care Assisted Living associate. Last worked Oct. 24.  Had a negative rapid test on Oct. 20.
  • 1 direct care Memory Care 1 associate. Last worked on Oct. 27.  Had a negative rapid test on Oct. 20.

Our team has contacted both the residents and the families of residents who were potentially exposed to these two associates, and all of these residents were swabbed today as well. I hope to receive all the resident test results back from the laboratory by Friday.  I will keep everyone apprised of those results just as soon as I have them.

Due to the results still pending, we will continue to encourage residents to remain in their apartments as much as possible. Meals will continue to be delivered to apartments and outside visits will remain canceled.  Staff will continue wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

If there are questions, please let me know.  I will have another email this week with more information about the presence of COVID-19 on the John Knox Village campus, and I will include an updated chart summarizing where we stand.

Stay safe. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands.


Oct. 26, 2020

Yesterday we were notified that a non-direct care associate tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, Oct. 25. The individual tested negative for the virus on Oct. 22 and last worked Oct. 21. I am not concerned about the spread of the virus from this individual to our residents or associates.

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, we will test all associates, plus any residents who were potentially exposed to any of the four associates who tested positive last Tuesday (Oct. 20). Residents will have a nasopharyngeal tests (PCR) test. These are the only residents being tested, and they and their families were notified on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Village Updates

Village Care Center. I am so sorry to say that we have lost another resident of the Village Care Center to the coronavirus. We, and they, are deeply saddened by this loss. To aid in their efforts to control additional spread, the VCC has continued its routine testing, and as of last Friday found NO new positives in their 300 or 400 neighborhoods. There were 10 associates who tested positive, mostly in long term care. About half were asymptomatic. All other associate and resident tests there came back negative.

Elsewhere in the Village. Five associates who work outside of our licensed facilities tested positive last week, including three in dining services who had no, or limited contact with residents. Coworkers were tested and thus far results have been negative.

If you have questions about any of this, please do not hesitate to let me know.

 


Oct. 21, 2020
I am extremely sad to report that we have lost four more residents at the Village Care Center to complications associated with COVID-19.

VCC Administrator Anthony Columbatto has shared that he and his staff take these losses very personally and grieve deeply for the families.

These losses are painful. The Village really is a family, and even one loss is too many.

The VCC is continuing to test residents and associates and they are acting quickly to isolate people once they receive a positive test result. The situation there is continuing to evolve, bringing with it some hopeful news, and some less so.

  • At last report, there were 7 additional residents who tested positive in the 200 side of long term care, plus 1 in the rehabilitation unit. Some were tested because they had symptoms, and some were discovered through routine testing.
  • There were no new positives at that time in the 100 side of long term care and none in their memory care.
  • There were 7 new positive associate results, in various departments there.

The Village is continuing to search for new methods for controlling spread – and are looking carefully at the latest understandings of the virus’ behavior and method of transmission.

John Knox Village President and CEO, Dan Rexroth, recorded a video yesterday in response to these developments. I hope you will take a few minutes to watch it here:  https://youtu.be/ES3FYx-jPIg

I know the families and the people live and work at the VCC are hurting. We hurt for them.

Thank you for your support through all of this. It means the world to us.


Oct. 17, 2020

I want to begin by saying thank you for bearing with us as we worked through the expansive testing on Tuesday.  The testing team worked throughout the day, carefully procuring specimens, as gently as possible, and the same team will be ready to do follow-up testing on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

We will begin testing the associates at 7 a.m., then will start testing the residents after breakfast; we hope to be wrapped up by the end of the day.  I will make sure you have an email with results of the testing before I leave.  If we have a positive result, we will make sure to call the family right away.  My prayer is that we do not have to make a call to one family member.

Until the second round of testing is complete and we understand the results, we are continuing to encourage residents to remain in their apartments as much as possible; meals are being delivered to apartments; outside visits are canceled; and until we know the outcome, activities are suspended.

This is a good time for me to update you about what is happening elsewhere on campus regarding the coronavirus and how we are responding to it. My last few letters to you have been filled with so many details about Village Assisted Living I felt it would add confusion to also try to include this information.

The Village Care Center has had a number of new positive resident and associate cases in their 100 and 200 sides of long term care. They have been responding to this as proactively as possible by increasing the level of infection control measures, moving residents quickly to isolation unit rooms, stepping up monitoring of vital signs, and regular testing of all associates, as well as the residents in the affected areas of the building. A new isolation unit has been created in the VCC to accommodate these outbreaks. Nearly all their COVID+ residents have only mild to moderate symptoms, and some are asymptomatic.

I would like to point out that while the numbers of positive test results are growing, the number of recovered residents and associates also goes up every week. To help you keep up with this flow, we’ve re-designed our reporting chart at the bottom of our communications, and have added a column showing “Active Cases,” to go along with “Recovered,” “Cumulative Totals (from 3/14/20 until now).” I am sad to say that we have added one more column because John Knox Village has had its first resident die in connection with COVID-19. The patient was already receiving hospice care and actively dying, but our medical director believes the virus accelerated this person’s condition. My heart goes out to this person’s loved ones.

Additionally, one associate who offices outside of VAL and VCC and has had limited contact with Village residents tested positive recently. The Village has been in contact with any residents who may need to be tested due to this.

Thank you for your patience as we move through this very challenging time for everyone involved.  I know the uncertainty of the situation has everyone a bit uneasy, but I can assure you we work hard each day to ensure the right things are happening to  keep COVID-19 out of the buildings.

Oct. 13, 2020

Today we completed rapid testing on all residents in Assisted Living, Memory Care 1, Memory Care 2, and Memory Care 3, as well as all of the associates who worked in these areas over the last ten days.  All in all, we completed roughly 265 rapid tests today.

As a result of the testing completed today, one Assisted Living resident tested positive for the virus.  The resident is asymptomatic and is in the process of being transferred to the Village Care Center isolation unit.

The associates we tested today, 130 to be exact, all came back negative.  We have 14 more associates that we still need to swab, and we hope to have those complete this week, but until then, none of the 14 associates are on the schedule to work until they are tested.

The second round of testing will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 20. I am amazed at the results so far – and cautiously optimistic.  Until the second round of testing is complete, we continue to encourage residents to remain in their apartments as much as possible; meals are being delivered to apartments; outside visits are canceled; and until testing is complete Tuesday, activities are suspended.

If there is one thing we have learned over these seven months since the pandemic began, it is that we must conduct the second round of testing to be as knowledgeable as possible about where the virus may be.

I can assure you we are thoughtfully and carefully approaching each of these positive cases with an abundance of caution for our residents and our team.  If you have any questions about any of this, please do not hesitate to let me know.

To summarize the Village’s current status with COVID-19 cases:

 RESIDENTSASSOCIATES
 Active CasesRecoveredCumulative Totals DeathsActive CasesRecoveredCumulative Totals 
Village Care Center
(as of 10/13/20)
2111321273663
Village Assisted Living
(as of 10/13/20)
325 2911
All Village areas outside of
VCC and VAL
(as of 10/13/20)
 2911  

Stay safe. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Please.

Oct. 12, 2020

I am writing to give you an update on Village Assisted Living’s COVID-19 response.

Today we learned that a direct care associate tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Oct. 10.  Prior to this result, the associate worked in Assisted Living, Memory Care 1, and Memory Care 3.

Potentially-exposed residents and their families were notified today.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, we will conduct facility-wide testing on all associates who have worked over the past 10 days as well as all of the residents in Village Assisted Living and Village Assisted Living Memory Care.  We will use a rapid test that delivers results in about fifteen minutes.  We will re-test all associates and residents using the rapid test early next week.

Throughout our neighborhoods, we are encouraging residents to remain in their apartments as much as possible; meals are being delivered to apartments; outside visits are canceled; and until testing is complete tomorrow, activities are suspended.

In an abundance of caution, weekly testing of associates may continue if we learn from the testing on October 13 that the virus is more-present in our facility.  There is no better way to combat the spread of COVID-19 than knowing if and where it is in the buildings.  Rest assured, we are still conducting our pre-shift screenings, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, monitoring our residents’ vital signs four times per day, and conducting the screening questions twice a day.

If there is anything that you can recommend to us to help the time pass for your loved one during this time in which we are limiting movement throughout the buildings, please do not hesitate to let me; memory care activity coordinator klennard@jkv.org; assisted living activity coordinator tcalegari@jkv.org; or assisted living activity assistant ccampbell3@jkv.org know.

To summarize the Village’s current status with COVID-19 cases*:
Village Assisted Living: Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/12/20:

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 4 residents and 12 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 2 residents and 9 associates have recovered from COVID-19

*We are currently conducting an audit of our records to ensure the accuracy of our numbers. The full chart will return in my next letter. 

Stay safe. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands.

Oct. 9, 2020

I am writing to give you an update on Village Assisted Living’s COVID-19 response.

On Tuesday, October 6 we learned of a non-direct care associate on Memory Care 2 who tested positive for COVID-19.

On Thursday, October 8 we obtained swabs on all of the fifteen residents in Memory Care 2, as well as all of the staff who came in contact with the positive associate.

Today we received all resident results and are waiting on one associate result from the testing.

At this time, two residents and one direct care associate tested positive for the virus through this round of testing; both residents and the associate are asymptomatic.  We have notified all families on the Memory Care 2 neighborhood of the results, and the two residents who tested positive have been transferred to the Village Care Center Isolation unit.

Due to the three positive cases today in Memory Care 2, on Tuesday, October 13 we will conduct additional testing for all of the residents and all of the staff who worked the day shift in Memory Care 2 from October 6 – 9.  I will keep you apprised of the one result that is still pending, as well as the results from the scheduled testing next week.

Also today, we were notified that a non-direct care staff member who works on all three memory care neighborhoods tested positive for the virus. The associate is asymptomatic and last worked the Memory Care 2 and Memory Care 3 neighborhoods on Thursday, October 8, and on the Memory Care 1 neighborhood on Tuesday, October 6.  This associate tested negative on October 7.

Due to the potential exposure to residents on Memory Care 3, on Tuesday, October 13 we will also conduct testing for all of the residents on Memory Care 3 out of an abundance of caution, as well as any staff who may have been in contact with this associate.

The entire team at Village Assisted Living is working diligently to contain the spread of the virus to protect your loved ones. We continue to have all staff on the Memory Care 2 neighborhood wear N95 masks and appropriate personal protective equipment. On all three Memory Care neighborhoods, we are monitoring vital signs four times per day, and, as of today, all meals are delivered to the residents’ rooms and residents are encouraged to stay in their rooms.  (I know this will be agitating for some, but we will do our best to gently re-direct them or help them find ways to stay occupied.)

We are also canceling our outside visits on the Memory Care neighborhoods until further notice.

To summarize the Village’s current status with COVID-19 cases:
Village Assisted Living: Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/9/20:

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 4 residents and 11 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 2 residents and 9 associates have recovered from COVID-19

Village Care Center: Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/6/20:

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 32 residents and 45 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 11 residents and 29 associates have recovered from COVID-19
  • DEATHS: 1 resident

All Village areas outside of VCC and VALCumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/9/20

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 11 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 9 associates have recovered from COVID-19

Stay safe. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands.

Oct. 7, 2020

We learned yesterday that a non-direct care associate on Memory Care 2 who was swabbed on October 6 has tested positive for COVID-19. As part of the pre-screen process, the associate reported having one or more symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and was immediately swabbed using a rapid-test. The associate last worked October 5, but reported to work briefly yesterday morning.

Because of the positive result, the residents of Memory Care 2, as well as the associates who came into contact with the individual will be tested on October 8, per the Jackson County Health department. All associates, residents and responsible family members have already been notified that the testing will take place.

To be extra safe, though, and per the direction of the John Village Medical Director, we have increased vital sign checks from two times a day to four in Memory Care 2, and all associates working on the neighborhood are in N95 masks.  At this time, all our residents and associates are asymptomatic.

We take these actions in an abundance of caution, because, as you have seen in my last letter, it’s difficult to know what factor is going to be the one that tips the scales and sets things into motion. I am sorry to say that the Village Care Center is continuing to see more positive diagnoses as they continue their diligent testing processes. As quickly as they can, they move positive residents into rooms in the Isolation Unit and there provide treatment and care for their symptoms. Yesterday they announced 9 additional residents testing COVID+ and 7 associates. They are working extraordinarily hard to monitor everyone, to contain and control any infection in the building, and to provide care and treatment for their symptoms. Please join me in commending them for their hard work and dedication in these extraordinary circumstances.

I will keep you apprised of our results and hope to be able to share good news with you in coming days. Please know, the safety and wellbeing of our residents and associates is my top priority, and we are doing all we can to limit any possible presence of COVID-19 in our buildings.

To summarize the Village’s current status with COVID-19 cases:

Village Assisted Living: Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/6/20:

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 2 residents and 10 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 2 residents and 9 associates have recovered from COVID-19

Village Care Center: Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/6/20:

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 32 residents and 45 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 11 residents and 29 associates have recovered from COVID-19
  • DEATHS: 1 resident

All Village areas outside of VCC and VALCumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/6/20

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 9 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 8 associates have recovered from COVID-19

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, and I will do my best to answer them. And please help us keep the Village safe. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Wear a mask.

Oct. 2, 2020

I apologize. A lot has happened since I last updated you on the presence of COVID-19 at John Knox Village outside of Village Assisted Living, and I think it’s important that you understand the latest events across campus at the Village Care Center. I know this is a long message, but please read it. We want you to feel fully informed.

Sept. 21: The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services conducted a focused infection control survey, due to positive resident test results the week before. They cited zero deficiencies and said they believe we are doing everything in our control to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Sept. 24: The VCC announced that three new residents had tested positive for COVID-19 through follow-up testing surrounding the cases that were diagnosed the week before. One resident was from the Village Rehab Unit and the other two lived in the 100 side of long term care (LTC). They were transferred to the Isolation Unit.

Sept. 27: All VCC residents who had previously tested positive were doing well and remained asymptomatic. Unfortunately, in that week’s routine testing of all VCC associates, nine additional associates yielded positive test results. All were asymptomatic at the time and did not appear to have any connection to one another. Additional infection control procedures were put in place to provide more protection for residents.

Sept. 30:  The VCC notified families that weekly testing showed that four additional associates tested positive. Also, four additional residents tested COVID+. All live in the 100 side of LTC, were initially asymptomatic, and were moved to the Isolation Unit. During this time, several residents also recovered and were discharged back to their rooms.

In his family communication, Village Care Center Administrator Anthony Columbatto shared his thoughts, saying:

“I will be honest with you. We are very miffed about these resident cases. The fact that over 90% of our people with COVID+ results are completely asymptomatic – including residents – is much different than what we were seeing earlier. Our best theory is that our residents were exposed to COVID+ associates, and that diligent mask use by residents and associates limited the amount of the virus in our residents’ systems. This yielded a positive result, but perhaps not enough to make them ill. Clear as mud, I know. Thank you all for your patience and grace as we work to understand and contain the spread of COVID-19 within the VCC.”

TODAY, Anthony shared the following information:

Dear VCC Loved Ones,

This is an e-mail I hoped I would never have to write.  We are experiencing a very real outbreak of COVID-19 within the 100 side of the long-term care (LTC) neighborhood. It is important to me that you know the facts and know what we are doing to address the situation.

Yesterday, we learned of 8 new residents testing COVID+ in that portion of the VCC, in addition to the four I wrote about on Wednesday evening.  At this time, approximately half of them, including the four from Wednesday, are displaying mild symptoms.  The rest remain asymptomatic.  While this is awful news, all other residents’ and associates’ tests have come back negative.  

Additionally, I am devastated to say that we have had our first resident death associated with COVID-19.  While the resident was already on hospice, Dr. Twenter, our medical director, believes that COVID-19 accelerated the resident’s condition. We are all heartbroken that this person’s family has had this added to their grief.

All of our work since March has prepared us for this reality. The state health department has visited several times over the past 6 months to review our infection control processes and procedures, and each time they have said we’re doing all of the right things.

Our goal now is to continue to isolate the virus to 100-side of LTC and will continue to be aggressive in our efforts to treat residents’ symptoms.  All residents who have tested COVID+ have been moved to the isolation unit.  The rest of the 100 neighborhood residents are isolating in their rooms, to limit further spread.  

In the rest of the building we are: 

  • Limiting associates to working on only one neighborhood to avoid any chance of cross-contamination
  • Providing all associates with surgical masks
  • Allowing residents to engage in activities on their neighborhood
  • Continued weekly testing of all associates
  • Monitoring blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels twice daily
  • Ongoing staff education
  • Performing routine handwashing audits

To be honest, we are all devastated.  While each of us has mentally prepared for this moment to arrive, we were always hopeful, and have worked tirelessly, in the hope we would avoid it.  I know that you, too, are concerned for the health and wellbeing of all who live and work here. We are resolved to continue to work relentlessly to fight this battle and mitigate the spread.  

As we have seen throughout the world, this virus is relentless. We must fight just as relentlessly to prevent its spread throughout this metro area.  It is imperative that each of us remains vigilant in our defenses as we work to fight this battle.

As I have said on numerous occasions, nursing homes are, and will remain, the canary in the coal mine for what is happening in the broader community.  We are now seeing an outbreak in an abundance of nursing homes within Eastern Jackson County. 

Those of us who work in the VCC live “out there.” Each time the county’s infection rate rises, so does the likelihood that, no matter how careful we are, we might inadvertently bring it back to work with us. Please help us advocate for safe practices every day: 

Stay six feet apart.  Wear a mask.  Wash your hands.  

Stay safe,
Anthony

Please know that John Knox Village is putting forth an extraordinary effort to mitigate the presence of COVID-19 on our campus. We care deeply about all who live and work here and the loved ones who are having to watch and listen from a distance. We will continue to be transparent about what is happening here and I will be sure to update you weekly in the future.

Please also remember that most of those who have tested positive at the Village have had few or no symptoms and have recovered. Please see the chart below, which we update each time we share information. Thank you for your ongoing support, care and concern.

To summarize the Village’s current status with COVID-19 cases:
Village Care Center: Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/2/20:

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 23 residents and 41 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 10 residents and 27 associates have recovered from COVID-19
  • DEATHS: 1 resident

Village Assisted Living: Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/2/20:

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 2 residents and 9 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 2 residents and 9 associates have recovered from COVID-19

All Village areas outside of VCC and VAL :  Cumulative Totals from 3/14/20 to 10/2/20

  • CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 9 associates have had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses
  • RECOVERIES: 8 associates have recovered from COVID-19

We have had some cases that, upon re-testing, we suspect they may have been false positives. We are erring on the side of caution and counting them as testing positive and as recovered. 3/14/20 is when the John Knox Village campus began steps to close to visitors.

Please help us keep the Village safe. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Stay safe.