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We know coronavirus (COVID-19) is still top-of-mind and people are worried, for good reason. It’s understandable as we have an increasing number of diagnosed cases every day in the state of Michigan and across the county, shelter-at-home orders, and even more business closures.

31153 Blog Post VGV Continues Fight Against Covid 19

We talked about how the senior living industry is better prepared than most other sectors to deal with a highly contagious virus like this one. The reason why? Most communities including Vista Grande Villa have strict protocols in place to deal with influenza each year, as well as other virulent illnesses like norovirus (which causes stomach bugs).

While COVID-19 is a new and different virus, which appears to be much more serious among older adults in particular, the precautions to prevent community spread are not too different from these other highly contagious illnesses. These protocols are exercised with greater intensity/frequency during a pandemic situation like this, however.

As an added precaution, Vista Grande Villa has also prohibited all visitors at this time, since people can be infected with COVID-19 and able to spread the virus, but not show any symptoms. While this was a difficult decision for the Vista Grande Villa management to make, it is a wise choice put in place to help protect residents and employees.

Vista Grande Villa is committed to make sure you stay connected to family and friends, and have the resources you need available.

  • Video Chat with Friends and Family – we can help you with this!
  • Grocery Pick Up Service on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays
  • Transportation for Essential Medical Appointments
  • Additional Cleaning in Common Areas

Remember, frequent handwashing, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, social distancing, staying at least 6 feet apart, and staying home will help protect you, your family, friends and neighbors from contracting COVID-19. We urge you to allow us to perform any outside community errands or tasks that need to be done. This work will be done complementary, at no cost to you. Examples of these tasks include: groceries, bank runs, and medication refills. If there are any other essential tasks that you need to have completed, please call the Front Office (517-787-0222) and we will be more than happy to do this for you. If at all possible, do not leave the campus.

We will continue to post prevention efforts and updates on our site, here.