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Opening up Our Community – 7/15

Many state and county governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential businesses.  While this is an encouraging sign, please know this process will be thoughtfully considered at Atlantic Shores. We will implement a multi-phased approach when reopening our community.  As we serve vulnerable adults throughout our community, Atlantic Shores’ reopening phases may differ than the state’s or county’s phased approach. We will base decisions for each phase on state and regional criteria, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community.  We will evaluate how we shift our protocols after we know our community is no longer at risk, and with careful consideration of the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and local and state health departments.

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community and gather with our friends, yet the health and safety of residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19 and it’s as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other. We want to keep you informed regarding what services will re-open and our policies on visitors to the community.

As of 7/15, Atlantic Shores service updates and visitor policies are as follows:

  • Visitors are allowed for Independent Living with 24 hour reservation required and all will be screened (additional limitations may apply).
  • We have opened one dining room at this time with limited seating capacity – restricted to residents only (no guests) and reservation required.

In the upcoming weeks, and until further notice, Atlantic Shores will continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place. These practices include following social distancing protocols, wearing masks, and visitation restrictions. We understand the risks posed to our community from COVID-19 and remain committed to our processes. As the situation evolves, and we make changes to our protocols, residents, employees and families will be notified first. We will work to keep you informed via our website.

Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying the hopeful spirit that Atlantic Shores is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. If you have specific questions on how Atlantic Shores will re-open, please contact asliving@ascanet.com or 757.716.3000 for local information. For more information about COVID-19 and our national response to COVID-19, go to https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/.