COVID-19 Updates

New RIDOH Visitor Policy

January 11, 2022 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows: Yesterday, Governor Dan McKee signed a RI Department of Health (RIDOH) regulation that changes the visitation policy at all RI long-term care facilities, including Assisted Living facilities. Effective today, all visitors and essential caregivers entering The Cove or The Willows must either: Provide proof of... Read More

Thanksgiving Update

November 24, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows: Recently, the U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services released new guidance for visitation at nursing homes and congregate care settings. This comes just in time as families are planning to gather for the Thanksgiving holiday. Following is a summary of the new guidance protocols:... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

October 19, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   As you may be aware, COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster doses are now approved by the FDA for distribution to eligible persons.   Grace Barker Health will be partnering with Alert Ambulance to administer the Pfizer booster vaccine to our residents. As of today, we... Read More

Important Visitation Information and Updates

August 18, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   As the summer season winds down, we would like to provide you with an update on the current situation regarding COVID-19 visitation at Grace Barker Health, and the new Delta variant that is circulating in our state.    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has... Read More

Visitation Updates for The Cove and The Willows

May 27, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has provided new guidance to all nursing and assisted living homes throughout the state in an effort to relax some restrictions on visitation.    Effective today, we are pleased to announce that you may now visit your... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Mother’s Day 2021

May 6, 2021 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th and we have just received updated guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) regarding visitation for this special day. First, we apologize for such last-minute notice, but we only received word from RIDOH yesterday evening. On... Read More

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