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Culpepper Garden Welcomes New Executive Director

June 30, 2020

Susan Philp, Board Chair of Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation (ARHC), nonprofit owner of Culpepper Garden, announced that Marta Hill Gray was named the new Executive Director of ARHC and will begin on July 1, 2020.“Our Board is thrilled to welcome Marta and we look forward to her devoting her strong nonprofit leadership and fundraising skills on behalf of our residents,” Susan said. “We welcome Marta to our Culpepper Garden family and invite the community to meet Marta at the Culpepper Garden Renovation Celebration, the Fall Fundraiser or during a series of small ‘get acquainted’ events later this fall.”Marta replaces Linda…

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Assisted Living – COVID-19 Update – 6/24/20

June 25, 2020

Dear Residents and Family Members, We are thankful for your continued support in this fight against the coronavirus. I wanted to take the time to provide you with updates. Currently, our status with COVID-19 remains the same. We have had two team members test positive because of the Point Prevalence Survey that took place June 4. An employee must be cleared to return to work after completion of a quarantine period. Currently, we have no known resident cases of COVID-19. We continue to monitor residents and staff daily for signs and symptoms. If our status remains the same, it is…

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Independent Living – COVID-19 Update – 6/8/20

June 9, 2020

Dear Independent Living Residents and Family Members, We continue to work diligently in the entire Culpepper Garden community to keep our residents safe and healthy in this battle against COVID-19. This notice is to update the Culpepper Garden Community that we have received notification that two of the assisted living team members tested positive for the coronavirus. Both team members are showing no symptoms and are currently isolating at home until they are cleared to return to work. The team members tested positive after the Arlington County Health Department ‘Point of Prevalence’ testing of all assisted living staff and residents…

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Independent Living – COVID-19 Update – 5/25/20

May 26, 2020

Dear Independent Living Residents and Family Members, We continue to work diligently in the Culpepper Garden community to take precautions to combat COVID-19. Unfortunately, we learned yesterday that one of our independent living residents tested positive for COVID-19. This resident had direct exposure to a privately hired caregiver who tested positive for the vints last week. The resident was tested for COVID-19 even though she was not experiencing any signs and symptoms of the vin1s. The resident will be monitored for development of signs and symptoms and is self-quarantined in their apartment until cleared by the Arlington County Department of…

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Independent Living – COVID-19 Update – 5/1/20

May 1, 2020

Dear Independent Living Residents and Family Members, Please read this important update completely for new information and policies here at Culpepper Garden. The safety and well being of our residents and team members remains our top priority. As of today, there are over 1000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arlington County. We are continuing work every day in our efforts to keep the novel coronavirus out of the Culpepper Garden community. We are in regular contact with the Arlington Department of Health and actively follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health.…

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Assisted Living – COVID-19 Update – 4/24/20

April 24, 2020

Dear Family Members, As we continue to do our best to keep your loved ones well through these uncertain times, we appreciate your understanding and support! We have no known COVID-19 cases at present. The pandemic coronavirus continues to create unprecedented challenges for all of us, we appreciate all for taking the No Visitation policy seriously. As best we can, we are trying to keep the virus from entering the building. We are also doing our best to keep the residents engaged as they are asked to follow the group gathering restrictions. Our activity department is working with the residents…

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Independent Living Renovation – COVID-19 Update – 4/21/20

April 21, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Culpepper Garden stakeholders: On March 23rd 2020, all major renovation activities were immediately stopped at Culpepper Garden Independent Living when the severity of the Coronavirus outbreak became clear. This decision was made in order to protect the safety of residents, staff and workers as we all worked to limit exposure and possible transmission of COVID-19 during renovation activities. Since then, only critical need or health and safety related work has continued under strict limitations and access protocols.  As we have come to understand how the virus is transmitted and best practices are developed to limit exposure…

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Assisted Living COVID-19 Update – 4/5/20

April 6, 2020

Dear Family Members, As we continue to do our best to keep your loved ones well through these uncertain times, we appreciate your understanding and support! We have no known COVID-19 cases at present. The pandemic coronavirus continues to create unprecedented challenges for all of us, we appreciate all for taking the No Visitation policy seriously. As best we can, we are trying to keep the virus from entering the building. We are also doing our best to keep the residents engaged as they are asked to follow the group gathering restrictions. Our activity department is working with the residents…

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Message from Governor Northam to Nursing Home and Long Term Care Staff

April 2, 2020
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Independent Living COVID-19 Update – 3/31/20

April 1, 2020

Dear Residents and Family Members, Please read this important update completely for new information and policies here at Culpepper Garden. As of this printing there are over 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arlington County. This puts confirmed cases of the virus at our doorstep and in our immediate community. We are continuing to expand our efforts to contain transmission of the virus through known and unknown carriers to the Culpepper Garden community. We are strongly advising residents to limit any outside trips or visits with anyone. We expect families and visitors to limit visits as well. All visits are…

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