COVID-19 Updates

Spring 2021 Updates

March 25, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   Spring has sprung at Grace Barker Health, and we have lots of news updates to share with you.  COVID CASES We are pleased to report that there have been no cases of residents or staff testing positive for COVID-19 in the past several months.... Read More

COVID-19 Update: February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   We sincerely thank the many family members who have observed and respected the rules we’ve had to put in place regarding visitation with our residents.   Effective this week, we are pleased to announce that we have reopened the online booking system for scheduling... Read More

COVID-19 Update: February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove:   We know the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for you and for your loved ones in our care at Grace Barker Health.  Recognizing the support that familiar caregivers can provide, we are excited to announce that the R.I. Department of Health (RIDOH) is allowing us to open... Read More

COVID-19 Update: January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove:   The new year is off to a promising and hopeful start, as we announce that our onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinic date has been set.   Our clinical provider, CVS Health, will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents and staff at The Cove on Thursday, January 14,... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine and Christmas

December 14, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove:   The most exciting news to date since the pandemic began is that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for distribution. Nursing homes in Rhode Island are to be the first recipients – we are fortunate to be in this initial phase of immunization!   We have received... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving: November 26,2020

November 26, 2020 — Dear Residents, Families and Friends of Grace Barker Health:   Thanksgiving is a time to express sincere gratitude to others, and to give thanks. Here is a special letter to acknowledge the many people we are grateful for this holiday:   To our residents who continue to endure the pandemic and to those who have passed... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Important Update November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove: During the most recent round of surveillance testing, results show that several staff members are positive for COVID-19. Per Centers for Disease Control and Rhode Island Department of Health guidance, these staff members were immediately sent home to quarantine. They can only return to work when their quarantine... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Visitation Update November 4, 2020

November 4, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   We have just received notification from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) that increased visitor restrictions are strongly recommended for all nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the state.   Per this guidance, effective today The Cove and The Willows are transitioning... Read More

Visitation Scheduling Online

September 2, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   We sincerely thank the many family members who have observed and respected the rules we’ve had to put in place regarding visitation with our residents.   Effective today, we are pleased to announce that we have a new, online booking system for scheduling visitations... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Lip-Reading Masks

July 28, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows: We are excited to introduce a new mask policy to enhance communication and connection between you and your loved ones during scheduled visitations. Effective today, all visitors have the option of wearing clear “lip reading” face masks with a transparent plastic panel in front of... Read More