COVID-19 Update from Kirt: April 18, 2020

Family, friends and community members,

Thank you for following the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, as well as those additional measures required and requested by Equinox Village. We truly appreciate your understanding, patience and commitment to keeping everyone safe during this stressful time. Although Governor Scott is taking some small steps to reopening Vermont as of Friday, 4/17, we will need to continue with the same guidelines we’ve been following for a few more weeks.

We continue to reassess our efforts while confirming that we are enacting the best practices and most effective measures for all involved. For the safety of yourself, your friends, family members and the Equinox Village staff, PLEASE hold strong and don’t become complacent. Our efforts are working and we certainly do not want to let up now. We can’t thank you all enough for all your efforts.

As of April 18, 2020:

  • Residents are advised to wear masks when outside their apartments and inside the building. Going out into the public is discouraged, but if there is a necessity to do so, a mask and gloves are strongly advised.
  • Staff are required to wear masks at all times and wash hands very frequently.
  • Upon entering the building, essential visitors and all staff are being asked to answer screening questions and to take their temperature. Anyone with a temperature at or greater than 100F will be asked to leave immediately and may not be allowed back for 14-days.
  • Residents, as well, may be asked to take their temperature if in a common area. It is not a requirement, but a safety advisement. A temperature greater than 100.4F is a possible sign of COVID-19.
  • If there are items residents (or family members of residents) can purchase from online sites like, Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, etc. they are encouraged to do so to ensure you have what you need in your apartment, and to minimize the amount of shopping trips needed by staff.
  • Liquor requests may be able to be picked up by staff. Residents should call the Front Desk to inquire how to go about coordinating this.
  • We recently received a shipment of hand sanitizer from the state and also picked some up from Springbrook Farm Distillery (Queensbury, NY). The consistency is much more “watery” than what we are used to, so it will be in spray bottles at the front entrance. It’s still used the same as Purell, by spraying onto hands and then rubbing your hands until dry.

We understand that communication is so very important during this time. If anyone has any questions, please contact Kirt Sampson or Kylee Ryan by calling (802) 362-4061.

Stay well and stay strong. We are getting through this together!


Kirt Sampson, CEO

Equinox Village