COVID-19 Weekly Chart: June 7, 2021

June 10, 2021

Dear Residents, Families and Employees:

Great News! Beginning immediately, Indoor Visitation hours will be increased under Indiana Department of Health guidelines. Westminster Village has set forth the following guidelines:

• Visitation will be held at any time – there are no scheduled hours any longer.
• Residents may have any number of visitors at a time – there are no limits on visitors any longer.
• Lengths of visits are no longer limited.
• Visits are allowed in the Green Zone areas only. No visits in the Red or Yellow Zone on CooperVista will be permitted.
• All visitors must continue to enter through the Main entrance and complete a health screening form and get your temperature checked. We ask that you not visit if you have any signs or symptoms of illness, or have had contact with anyone that is ill. Visitation may be declined if it is observed that the visitation could pose an infection control threat to the community.
• All visitors over the age of two must properly wear a mask in common areas at all times during the visit. We do ask that visitors bring your own mask.
• All visitors must hand wash or utilize alcohol-based hand rub upon visit.
• All visits must be in the resident’s apartment or room only. No common areas.
• At this time, Activities and Dining services are limited to Residents only. Future information will be forthcoming.
Please see the attached Indiana Department of Health Visitation Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities handout.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation as we transition back to re-opening and a new normal. It is our continued goal to serve and protect the residents and staff. Visit for further updates as needed.

The Administration, Supervisors and Management Staff

May 28, 2021

Dear Westminster Village Residents, Families and Staff,

We want to take this opportunity to share that for the last several weeks our Dietary team has been designing a re-opening strategy to welcome residents back into the Dining Rooms for Dinner.  Please know that our priority continues to be the safety of residents and employees so we are taking a cautious approach. Our re-opening plans are consistent with the guidelines established by CDC, CMS and ISDH.

Opening the Residential and Assisted Living Dining Rooms is one step on our journey to move toward a new normal.  Breakfast and Lunch in the Dining Rooms have been going well for the past several months.  On June 2nd, Dinner will begin in the Dining Rooms as follows: (it is also Birthday Dinner)

  • Windsor and Jewel Box Dining Rooms –

  1st Seating at 4:30 pm and 2nd Seating at 6:00 p.m.

  • Assisted Living and Essex Dinner in the Dining Rooms at 4:30 p.m.
  • Health Center Dining rooms will begin at a later date

It is important that we highlight three things about this reopening:

  1. Changes to Dining Spaces
  • Limited capacity in order to properly social distance.
  • Spacing of tables and chairs so proper social distancing can be practiced. No one is to be seated closer than six feet apart. The only exception will be for couples who reside in the same apartment.
  • Placemats will be used, but no tablecloths.
  • Items will not be shared such as salt & pepper shakers.
  • Residents who are on a one meal a day plan may add additional meals, however no guest meals will be permitted at this time.
  1. Increased Sanitation and Safety

The Dietary team has always been mindful about cleaning, however, COVID-19 has forced many to implement new practices and more frequent cleaning.

  • The dining rooms will be environmentally cleaned before, during and after each meal service.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed at the entrance to each dining room.
  • Masks will be required to be worn while not eating, i.e. upon entering and exiting the dining room.
  • Resident temperature and symptoms screening will continue prior to entering the Dining Room.
  • Dietary staff will be required to wear a mask and eye protection during the meal service.
  • A weekly menu packet will continue to be provided and you are encouraged to bring down the completed menu to the dining room. Additional menus may be picked up at the hostess podium if needed.
  1. Flexibility

The meal carryout will continue to be available to those who still wish to eat in their apartment.  You may pick up your carryout meal at the hostess podium in the Windsor Dining Room beginning at 8:00 am for Breakfast, 12:00 pm for

Lunch and 5:00 p.m. for Dinner.

Small group activities, such as exercise and the Next-to-New Shoppe will also continue per the schedule.

Everyone at Westminster Village extends their gratitude for your support and understanding in following all guidelines as we thoughtfully approach the re-opening of our dining venues.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend as it is the day to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and freedom.  May your day be filled with memories and peace.  God Bless America!

Administration, Supervisors and the Management Team



June 1st, 2021

If COVID-19 Vaccinated you:

  • May remove your mask when in the Resident’s room or apartment if the Resident is fully vaccinated.
  • May have close contact if Resident is fully vaccinated.
  • Need to be screened when entering the building and if you have left the premises.
  • Need to social distance from others when in halls and common areas.
  • Need to wear a mask in hallways and common areas of Westminster Village.
  • Must continue to wash your hands frequently.
  • Should be commended for doing your part in protecting your loved ones and getting back to a new normal. Thank you!

If Un-Vaccinated you:

  • Need to be screened when entering the building and if you have left the premises.
  • Must wear a mask at all times while at Westminster Village, especially in Resident’s room or apartment.
  • Need to social distance from others at all times.
  • Must continue to wash your hands frequently.
  • Still can get vaccinated soon at any walk in clinic to help protect your loved ones and the Residents we serve to help get back to a new normal.