What’s New at Covenant Village

Return to COVID Outbreak Status in the Health Center

As of Tuesday, May 31, the Covenant Village Health Center (HC) was placed in COVID Outbreak Status, as defined by the Gaston County DHHS Office. A recent resurgence of positive cases has emerged throughout the Village – and in our wider community. Today’s Gaston Gazette reported a 29.6% increase in COVID cases in the County from last week. There is a 21.4%…

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2nd COVID Vaccine Booster Clinic

Back in mid-November 2021, Covenant Village hosted the first round of COVID Vaccine Booster Clinics on campus. Now as we are in the midst of Spring, we are announcing an optional on-site Clinic for the 2nd COVID-19 Booster.  You are eligible for a 2nd COVID-19 Booster, if:  • You are 50 years of age or older AND got your first booster at…

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Staff Promotion, New Hire, and Office Restructuring

We all have experienced, in our own unique ways, how the unexpected (even tragic) times in our life bring the opportunities for a new approach and an occasion to re-envision the way we live, even work.  Covenant Village continues to mourn the loss of Brenda Harris. We continue to lift up her life and legacy in our midst. Of the many subject matters…

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Masks Optional for Independent Living-Area Visitors and Vendors

On April 5th, Covenant Village came off the State’s COVID-19 Outbreak Status as the result of a consecutive 28-day window with no new positive COVID-19 cases! All thanks to the continued resiliency and determination of our Residents and the ongoing resolve of our dedicated Staff to provide the best care and services.  Our last Health Center (HC) Resident case was February 7th.…

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Masks Optional for Independent Living-Area Staff

No. . . There is no fooling on this announcement!!  Thanks to the continued resiliency and determination of our Residents and the ongoing resolve of our dedicated Staff to provide the best care and services, the Leadership Team has moved on a second, recent action step related to our COVID-19 response.  Starting today for Staff who work in independent living areas AND…

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Masks Optional for Independent Living Residents

Thanks to the resiliency and determination of our Residents and the ongoing resolve of our dedicated Staff to provide the best care and services, the Leadership Team has moved on two action steps related to our COVID-19 response. One to be implemented now; the other will look to early April for its start.  Starting today for Residents who live independently AND are…

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Chaplain Joan Martin honored with MLK Unity Award

Although the ceremony was postponed for nearly two weeks due to lingering ice and snow from the Jan. 17 storm, three longtime community leaders were recently presented with the Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition 2022 Gaston County Martin Luther King Unity Awards. The Rev. Joan Martin, the Rev. Dwayne Burks, and Michael Meeks received the awards in a special ceremony on Sunday,…

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Resuming Many Group Gatherings and a COVID Update

As we work our way through the current COVID chapter, we continue to monitor and measure our action steps. The Leadership Team is pleased to report to you that we will resume a number of Group Gathering opportunities, particularly those that are led by or sponsored by outside groups.  Based on the continued, high positivity rate for COVID in our county, we…

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Winter Storm #3, Resuming Group Gatherings, COVID Updates

We are anticipating a third winter storm to pass through, starting sometime Friday evening, with modest snow accumulations projected. This is the third week in a row for our area! As we all anticipate this next round, please know that your CV Leadership and Staff continue their efforts preparing for the worst- case scenarios and hoping for another manageable experience. As we…

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2nd Round Inclement Weather Preparation and Quick COVID Update

After assessing our winter storm response from this week, I have found there are many kudos and thanks to be given out. Staff and Residents did a great job responding to the situation and needs that arose! We will be recognizing jobs well done, in addition to those who went above and beyond. CV CARES shined through it all! We are anticipating…

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Pending Inclement Weather Preparation and Quick COVID Update 

When it rains, it pours. . . or when it sleets, freezes (rain), and snows!  As we all anticipate the inclement weather that will be approaching our area over the weekend, please know that your CV Leadership and Staff have been hard at work preparing for the worst-case scenarios and hoping for a mild experience.  Generators have been topped off; Snowplows have…

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COVID-19 Update: COVID Omicron Variant Surge

TO: Covenant Village Residents, Families, and Friends FROM: Dale Melton, CEO DATE: January 7, 2022 As we are exiting the wonder and excitement of the extended Holiday Season, the omicron variant is raising its ugly head. You see the mind-blowing numbers in the news: 92% increase in new cases—since last week; 67% increase in hospitalizations;andeven5%increaseindeaths. Thisvirusisstillpowerfuland deadly. Fortunately, and overall, the omicron…

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