Dear Residents,

As you may have heard, the Manchester Medical Center (34 Bonnet St., Manchester) had 5 positive cases of COVID yesterday, with dozens more tested and awaiting results. Their Facebook post states, “As anticipated with relaxed guidelines and the sense of security in our well managed Southern Vermont region, positive cases are proving that the virus is very much out there and floating through the community”. Of these 5 cases, 4 are under the age of 55 and 2 are kids ages 12 and 13. To date, none have required hospitalization.

We wanted to make sure our residents are VERY AWARE of the imminent threat, so we can ALL take extra precautions. Our greatest concern involves resident’s grocery shopping, going to the drugstore and other such “mundane” places. These are all places that out-of-state visitors are also going.

We urge residents to take the necessary precautions that include maintaining a physical distance from others, wearing a mask, washing your hands often and not going out into the public unless absolutely necessary. We can offer services for residents at this time to help you stay safe, such as:

  • Grocery shopping (lists to the desk by 2 p.m. Monday).
  • Taking your car to the local garage for maintenance
  • Going to the liquor or drug stores
  • Helping arrange for your medications to be delivered
  • Delivering your meals and mail
  • Helping you set up Zoom on your computer/device so you can visit with family and friends
  • Others? Let us know.

We were hoping this would not happen in our community, but it is here. We urge you to take the necessary precautions to stay safe!

Sincerely,

Kirt Sampson, CEO