May 15, 2020

Dear Seacrest Residents, Families, and Associates,

We hope you had a peaceful week and that you and your loved ones are all healthy. This week brings us some additional comfort as all COVID test results have come back negative.

While these test results continue to bring sighs of relief, the number of new incidents in San Diego County, and more specifically the number of senior housing communities affected, is concerning. Therefore, it is critical that each of you follow Seacrest’s “Stay at Home” orders. We stand by our mission to protect and keep each of you safe and we can only do that with your support!

In my last letter I wrote that the actions you take can have a profound impact on others on our campus, including our staff who are caring for you and your loved ones. I must say that again. Each of us has a part in this.  Families and residents, we ask again that you please not violate what is permitted; this only brings potential compromise to the health and safety of those we need on the front lines at Seacrest.

We urge you to continue:

  • Enjoying the Fitness Center in small groups distanced apart
  • Social distancing and wearing masks when outside of your apartment. Please, do it for everyone else.
  • Washing hands often and for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Notifying your supervisor (associates) or building director (residents) immediately if you are not feeling well.
  • Congregating, but six feet apart from each other, in Annette’s Village Square. This is only for Independent and Assisted Living Residents.
  • Enjoying some fresh air and a little exercise; it helps to lift our spirits.
  • Following our drop-off policy using our main entrance off Saxony Lane.

The following remain NOT permitted:

  • Bridge, mahjong, puzzles, and other games – If you cannot sit six feet apart, activities like this are not permitted.
  • Visiting in apartments – This is a very easy way to spread the virus and we cannot take this risk.
  • Leaving the campus – if you have an appointment that must take place please notify the building director.
  • Entering other buildings – we are still asking that everyone please only enter the one you live in.

Please watch your email as within the coming weeks we will be communicating about our “Family Visiting from a Distance Program.” We eagerly hope to allow all families the opportunity to drive onto the campus where loved ones will be waiting for a short visit. We are keenly aware of the positive and uplifting impact these visits will have, and very much want to do this for all of you, but we ask that you work with us as well. We need to stay COVID free for this to work. Remember, it takes a village.  

We are committed to taking care of you so please stay the course with us; we can and will do this together!

Sincerely,

Pam Ferris

President and CEO

The Melvin Garb Presidential Chair