COVID-19 Updates

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: Visitation Update

July 14, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   It is such a pleasure to reunite our residents with their loved ones in person! Seeing the joy this brings to their faces and how they ‘light up’ during their visit  makes us so grateful to offer the opportunity to you and yours.   We... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Limited Visitation

July 6, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   As you may have heard in the news, all nursing homes in Rhode Island have been mandated to open to limited visitation this week.   Our detailed plan for “reopening” has been submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease... Read More

COVID-19 Update: R.I.’s Phase Three

June 30, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   We are pleased to announce that all residents and staff at Grace Barker Health remain COVID-19 negative! Our stringent infection control protocols and visitation restrictions that we’ve had in place since March are what enable us to keep your loved one safe, and to... Read More

COVID-19 Visitor Update for Father’s Day

June 16, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows: This Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day. In order to make the day more special for your loved one from afar, we ask that you review and comply with the following guidelines we’ve prepared: VISITS The “no visitation” order per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)... Read More