4/23 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

Apr 23, 2020 | COVID- TBAL, Lafayette

We understand the importance of sharing current and vital information with We’re happy to report that while we are practicing physical distancing and expanded infection control protocols, engagement and joy are still a part of life at The Blake.  This week, we are planting herbs, having sing-a-longs from a distance and courtyard Yoga.

We’re also pleased to report that we have had no positive test results for residents or staff at The Blake at Lafayette. 

We continue to follow CDC and Louisiana Department of Health guidelines by restricting visitors and non-essential personnel, practicing social distancing, practicing handwashing, and daily monitoring of staff for fever or illness.  Last week, we are asking all residents to wear cloth masks any time they are outside of their apartment or are receiving one on one care from our team members.

We will continue to actively monitor residents for fever and respiratory symptoms twice a day.  Staff members and essential visitors are required to wash their hands upon entry into the building. Our staff members continue to wear masks while on duty. We have reinforced to our staff that anyone who is sick should stay home. 

We understand the importance of close communication between our team, families and health care partners and will continue to post and share updates at Please contact me at (337) 993-8898 if you have any questions or concerns.

We cannot thank you enough for your support, kind words and continued encouragement during these unprecedented times.