11/26/20 Update from Executive Director Nicole Briggs

Nov 26, 2020 | COVID-TBAK

As our nation, state and local community cope with the coronavirus pandemic, we wish to provide you with this important update regarding The Blake at Kingsport. Today, November 26, 2020, one of our residents has tested positive for COVID-19. No other residents or other staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

We share this information with you because we believe it is beneficial for everyone’s health and well-being to keep our residents, families and staff fully informed.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 beginning at dinner on Thursday, November 26th we will discontinue meal services in the dining room and all residents will receive room service delivery in their apartments. All activities will be discontinued and residents are encouraged to remain in their apartments. If residents leave their apartment, they are encouraged to wear a face covering, limit their movement throughout the community, practice social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet apart from others, and thoroughly wash hands upon returning to your apartment.

We are available to assist residents and families to connect via video chat. Contact a member of our concierge team at (423) 246-1100 to schedule.

We greatly appreciate your support and understanding during these challenging times and fully recognize how difficult this situation is for our residents and families. We are focused each and every day on minimizing the risk to our residents and staff while remaining true to our core values of joy and compassion.

We will continue to provide you with periodic updates when we have new information to share and we encourage you to check our website at . We will resume visitation, communal dining and activities after being COVID free amongst residents and staff for 14 days. Please contact me at (423) 246-1100 if you have any questions or concerns.