By Dr. Jim Russell, Health and Safety Advisor and co-owner of Equinox Village. The COVID-19 Pandemic is a concern for us all, especially our residents and their families. Since the beginning, we have stayed up-to-date … Read more
The COVID-19 Pandemic is a concern for us all, especially our residents and their families. Since the beginning, we have stayed up-to-date on state and federal guidelines. We continue to take every measure possible to meet those guidelines and keep everyone safe. All the residents and staff know that it takes a team to keep everyone healthy. A team effort is necessary to maintain a safe community for all to live and work.
Kirt Sampson, Executive Director and CEO of Equinox Village in Manchester Center, Vermont has announced his retirement, to be effective October 15, 2020. Kirt, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Franklin Pearce University … Read more
As we begin resuming some of our activities, we want to caution our residents and their family members to continue to abide by the social distancing, mask wearing and travel guidelines advised by the state of Vermont. Many people are traveling right now, here to Vermont to visit friends and loved ones, as well as traveling out-of-state to get in one more vacation….
Looking across the country, we continue to see a forest fire of COVID-19 spreading in the south and west and things could shift back towards us. We have to keep our guard up, because Vermonters want to move forward, not backward. We now have the lowest number of cases in the nation… our trends in Vermont have held pretty steady. And while, as expected, we’ve seen more cases as we’ve methodically opened back up…
Today, Manchester Medical Center reported, that over the past 72 hours, they have had 42 positive cases and likely 30+ false negative tests (meaning folks may be contagious, but the test doesn’t detect it). This does not indicate what towns or states these people are from. Furthermore, the VT Dept of Health told the Manchester Medical Center that their COVID cases would not be counted in the VT state/county numbers, which is why you are not seeing a change on their website.