On September 23, 2022, VHRC adjusted its face mask requirement for visitors and staff, based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Face masks are no longer required to be worn by staff and visitors in non-healthcare settings in Vinson Hall and Willow Oak. Masking for residents is still not required in non-healthcare settings.
However, all visitors, staff and any visiting residents must wear masks in all healthcare areas on campus. These areas include:
- Arleigh Burke Pavilion
- The Sylvestery
- Kathy Martin Community Building Rehabilitation Unit
- Health & Wellness Clinic in Vinson Hall
Also, staff must wear masks while providing clinical care to residents in their apartments in Vinson Hall and Willow Oak.
We reached this decision after a careful review of CDC’s updated guidance in conjunction with the current low number of COVID cases in our local area. We continue to monitor levels of COVID cases in our area, and should they increase we will reevaluate our masking protocol.
Keeping our community informed and updated remains our top priority during the pandemic. Should you have specific questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of our community administrators: