Published: November 9, 2020
November 9, 2020
Dear Bridgewell Family Member and Guardians,
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Bridgewell has been extremely vigilant with its health and safety practices as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We realize that this has been challenging for all and it has been our goal to keep you informed and to share our practices.
Massachusetts is currently experiencing a surge in positive cases and Bridgewell is also experiencing an increase of cases among staff and individuals. Bridgewell was fortunate over the last few months to be COVID-free.
Since we are experiencing an increase in COVID cases we are making the difficult decision to change the current visitation policy effective Thursday, November 12th. While these changes may feel uncomfortable we feel it is necessary to ensure the health and safety of those we serve and the staff that work with our individuals every day.
Our new visitation guidelines are as follows:
I know that the holiday season is right around the corner and the change in policy may feel restrictive. During this time we will continue to work with you to make sure that we continue to facilitate video or zoom visits. It is our goal and I am sure it is yours, to ensure that Bridgewell remain as free from COVID as possible. It is our hope that our routines will return to normal soon.
Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the health and safety of all at Bridgewell.
Elaine M. White
Chief Operating Officer