November 24, 2020

A chart will be posted at each entrance showing the three stages related to various COVID-19 positivity rates.  At 12.6% positivity rate in the county, we are well over the 10% that requires quarantine.  Therefore, beginning on 11/25/2020, the QPRC Campus is in quarantine, the red phase.  What does this mean?

It means:

  • No visitors are permitted on campus except for window visits.
  • All dining rooms are closed. Food is available for delivery or take out from Windows on Park or take out from the Bistro.
  • Chapel, Bible Study and Vespers will be broadcast only. Choir practice and chimes practice are cancelled for the time being.
  • All activities will be broadcast. No in-person activities in the activities center.
  • The pool and wellness center are closed. The exercise class will continue to be broadcast.
  • There will be no Friday morning shopping trip. Groceries may be ordered at the General Store. Orders will be picked up on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and delivered to your apartment or cottage.
  • Transportation is available for essential medical appointments only.
  • You must properly wear your mask whenever you leave your apartment or cottage.
  • No more than 4 people may gather in any common areas and they must each be 6 feet apart and properly wearing a mask.
  • You are strongly encouraged to limit your trips to stores, restaurants and gatherings with other people.
  • You are strongly encouraged to avoid gatherings of multiple households.

Because of the increased positivity rate the government agencies require that all team members who have currently been tested weekly, now be tested twice a week. Testing will be done on Mondays and Thursdays. Residents in Skilled Care and Personal Care/Memory Support will continue to be tested weekly.

I understand that these restrictions are burdensome. We all agree that this has been a difficult year and we are all weary.  We all want to put this behind us.  But we cannot.  We will need to see this through.  Let’s press on together and do it in such a way that we do not add to the burden of others.  Let’s walk through this in a way that glorifies God and encourages our neighbor.