The Glen news and updates on the Coronavirus

We will keep you updated to more news as it changes. Click the links below to read our latest communication:

UPDATED: April 8, 2020
Information for the Family Members of the residents at The Glen

UPDATED: April 6, 2020
Glen Community Status

UPDATED: March 30, 2020
The Glen Statement

UPDATED: March 22, 2020
The Glen is considered an essential industry. All Glen employees should continue to report to work as scheduled.

UPDATED: March 17, 2020
Additional requirements increasing our infection control prevention and measures for Village Health Care

UPDATED: March 16, 2020
Additional requirements increasing our infection control prevention and measures for Stiles

UPDATED: March 14, 2020
New instructions for The Stiles Apartments (Click to read the letter)

If you are a family member of a resident at The Stiles Apartments and have additional questions, please email Cynthia Reese, Director of Independent and Assisted Living, at creese@theglen.org

UPDATED: March 12, 2020
Please click below to view the most recent letter. These will be sent through mail.

Residents and Family Members at The Stiles Apartments

Family Members at Village Health Care

Family Members at The Cottages

Generally speaking, the likelihood of the Coronavirus spreading in the U.S. no longer a question of “if,” but

“when?” This is how Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, described the expectation of the disease’s coming emergence in the U.S. in a news briefing. Americans are advised to “be ready for a significant disruption to their daily lives.” Already, the White House has requested $2.5 billion in preliminary funding for the response to a potential stateside outbreak, and some critics say even this may not be enough.

As a part of The Glen community here are some frequently asked questions and resources to links to help navigate through this outbreak:

What is Happening?
Global health leaders are responding to an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan City, China, in late January 2020. The virus, which causes respiratory disease and is now known as COVID-19, has been detected in 37 locations internationally, including in the United States; however, most cases are currently found within China itself.

What are the Symptoms?
Reportedly, people who have coronavirus have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath; many develop pneumonia in both lungs. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including some fatalities.

 

Where Can I Learn More?
Here are additional resources that you can review to prepare for a Coronavirus outbreak.

What can I do as a family member/resident?

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze.
  • Maintain “social distances” of a few feet near people who show symptoms.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Do not visit The Glen if you are sick. Please stay home and get medical attention.
  • Do not visit The Glen within 14 days of returning from interstate or international travel to infected areas.

For additional questions, please reach out to us at 318-798-3500.