We are working very diligently at VHRC to keep our residents and staff safe from infection by the COVID-19 virus. Starting in early March, an Emergency Operations Preparedness (EOP) team was brought together and led by our Infection Preventionist. The team had daily teleconferences to discuss local DMV infection rates and to create protocols to protect VHRC staff and residents.
On April 10, we had our first confirmed case of COVID-19 – a staff member tested positive for the virus. The following day we had our first confirmed positive resident case. Since those two positive cases, our community has been focused on reducing the virus’ impact. Our EOP group morphed into an Emergency Operations Containment (EOC) team. This group leads the assessment process and continues to talk daily to put forward guidance to protect the community. Communication remains at the core of all COVID-19 operations. Daily memos and updates are produced, and can be found in the Community Updates section of this webpage.
In addition to written updates, our CEO Libby Bush has been creating video updates. These updates are aired on VHRC’s in-house TV and also shared on our website. Periodically, another member of VHRC’s leadership provides video updates. Please see below for the most recent video update.
Our initial confirmed positive cases were at Arleigh Burke Pavilion (ABP). Our ABP Administrator Ibrahim Kamara has been creating and sending ABP families daily updates. Those updates too are shared below.
On May 20 we had our first confirmed positive case at The Sylvestery. Following that first case, Antionette Doublin, our Sylvestery Administrator, also began creating and sending daily updates. Please see her updates below.
All of this work would not be possible without the engagement our incredible community of staff, residents and their families, and other supporters. The section Helpers and Heroes shares some of those stories.
In addition to the Helpers and Heroes section, our Philanthropy and Engagement Office – which during this crisis has served as VHRC’s communications center – has produced a twice weekly publication, called The Campus Voice, to share stories of resilience and joy we have been hearing from our residents. Please check those out below.
Keeping our community informed and updated remains a top priority as we battle COVID-19. Should you have specific questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of community administrators.
Randy Fowler, Administrator, Vinson Hall and Willow Oak, (703) 538-3063 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ibrahim Kamara, Administrator, Arleigh Burke Pavilion, (703) 506-2124 or email@example.com
Antionette Doublin, Administrator, The Sylvestery, (703) 970-2700, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Bova, COO/CFO, (703) 538-2980 or email@example.com
COVID-19 Impact at VHRC Summary
Below is a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the VHRC Campus as of May 29. These numbers represent all cases VHRC has had since April 10, 2020. For more details please see the communications shared below.
Arleigh Burke Pavilion
Our most recent community update is shared in the link below. To see previous community updates, please see our Community-wide COVID-19 Updates Archive.
Video Update from Libby Bush, CEO
Libby Bush, VHRC CEO, has been making daily video updates which are shared with our community via our in-house TV.
Helpers and Heroes
At VHRC we are blessed to have fabulous, dedicated staff and thoughtful residents and a great, supportive community. In this spot will be highlight both. Please check this spot as we will update the news periodically.
Arleigh Burke Pavilion Updates from Ibrahim Kamara, Administrator
Since April 15, our ABP Administrator Ibrahim Kamara has been sending a daily update to our ABP families. The most recent update is shared in the link below. Previous updates can be found in our ABP COVID-19 Update Archive.
The Sylvestery Update from Antionette Doublin, Administrator
On May 20, a Sylvestery staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Following that positive test, all the residents in The Sylvestery were tested. Antionette Doublin began creating and sharing updates to Sylvestery family members and loved ones. Her most recent updates are below. Previous updates can be found on our Archived Sylvestery COVID-19 Updates page.
The VHRC Campus Voice
Starting April 21, we began circulating a two page publication which is produced twice a week to highlight how VHRC residents are coping during the COVID-19 crisis. Please click here to see those publications.