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COVID-19 Updates

1/5/21 Vaccination Update from our CEO

1/5/21 Vaccination Update from our CEO

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come together as Blake residents, family members, and team members to protect our community, ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbors. With the imminent delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine, we now have the...

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12/22/20 Update from our CEO

12/22/20 Update from our CEO

Dear Blake Residents and Families, We are excited to provide an update on vaccinations for residents and team members at The Blake in the coming weeks. The FDA has approved both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for emergency use and senior living communities across the...

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12/22/20 Update from our CEO

12/1/20 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

First, I would like to thank you for your support of our efforts to maintain the health and safety of our community during these challenging times. We previously shared our plans to preemptively test all staff members given the increased risks of the Thanksgiving...

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11/23/20  Thanksgiving Update from CEO Glenn Barclay

11/23/20 Thanksgiving Update from CEO Glenn Barclay

Dear Residents and Families: As we enter the season of gratitude, we are reminded to pause and reflect on our blessings. This year, I have heard many stories of the dedication and compassionate service of our Blake team members and their steadfast commitment to our...

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12/22/20 Update from our CEO

11/19/20 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

First, I would like to thank you for your support of our efforts to maintain the health and safety of our community during these challenging times. Our COVID restrictions have been extended to December 2, 2020. We have had another resident and a staff person who have...

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7/3/20 UPDATE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MONAH FOLSE

7/3/20 UPDATE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MONAH FOLSE

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 Lafayette. 

We were informed today that a staff member of The Blake at Lafayette has tested positive for COVID-19.  The staff member has not been in the community since June 29, 2020.   As we previously shared, we were informed on June 24, 2020 that a resident’s 3rd party caregiver had tested positive for COVID-19.  Both the staff member and the 3rd party caregiver are doing well and are quarantining in their respective homes. No residents of The Blake at Lafayette have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. 

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6/25/20 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

6/25/20 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

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 Lafayette.

We were informed that a resident’s third party caregiver has tested positive for COVID-19. We are pleased to report that the resident has tested negative for COVID-19. The resident has had limited contact with other residents and is currently sheltering in place under quarantine in their apartment at The Blake. The caregiver did not have contact with any other residents while on site at The Blake and has not been in the community since Monday, June 22. No residents or employees of The Blake have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

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5/28/20 Update from our CEO

5/28/20 Update from our CEO

I understand that you are eager to understand our plans for moving forward. Because our residents represent the most vulnerable population, senior living will be slower to ease restrictions than many other industries. At the same time, we are prepared to implement a step-by-step approach that promotes both safety and optimism in our community.

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4/29/20 Update from Glenn Barclay

4/29/20 Update from Glenn Barclay

Throughout the evolving challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, I have been amazed at how much our teams, families and partners have shown their love and support for our residents and our efforts to maintain a safe and healthy community. We are pleased to report that we have had no positive test results for residents or staff at The Blake at Lafayette.

We are actively reviewing our current visitation protocols to determine a safe plan for a phased re-opening of our doors to families and guests. We understand that the general public will begin to see a softening of restrictions and stay-at-home mandates as government officials begin the process of re-opening our economy. Because our residents are most vulnerable to experience more severe symptoms from the COVID-19 virus, continuing to keep our community healthy and safe remains our priority.

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4/23 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

4/23 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

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.

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4/15/20  Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

4/15/20 Update from Executive Director Monah Folse

We understand the importance of sharing current and vital information with our residents, family members, partners and team members. We wish to inform you that we do not have any residents or team members at this time with COVID-19.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority. Here are some of the steps we have taken thus far:

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3/20/20 Update from Our CEO

3/20/20 Update from Our CEO

While these are unprecedented times, I have been amazed at how much our teams, families and partners have shown their love and support for our residents and our efforts to maintain a safe and healthy community. Thank you for your understanding as we move through a situation that is both uncharted territory and evolving every day. I want to assure you that our teams continue to be proactive, focused, compassionate and diligent in their approach to safety, care and service delivery. I am proud to say that our teams have offered calm and steady leadership during this crisis.

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