Thank you all for your support, understanding and cooperation during this time. Our mission is to keep you and everyone in our community safe and healthy. Your support is critical to this mission, and I thank you for working with us through these restrictions and changes in our programming.
Thursday night it was announced that the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was in McPherson County. There also are cases in Reno, Saline and a presumptive positive case in Harvey. McPherson County issued a Safer at Home order yesterday & just today Kansas Governor Kelly issued a state-wide Stay at Home order beginning March 30 at 12:01 a.m. until April 19. The order means Kansans must remain at home unless going to work to perform an essential function, or going outdoors to exercise while practicing social distancing. We encourage everyone to follow this – the less interaction we all have with each other the less COVID-19 will spread.
As we are getting ready to enter our third week of government mandated no visitation at Pine Village, we continue to review all the information available on COVID-19 through the CDC and KDHE (government health agencies) and modify our plans accordingly. This is monitored daily and as things change, we will keep you informed through our Facebook page, web site or phone calls.
Families are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through Facetime, Skype or Facebook Portal. We can assist you in getting one of these set up.
It is hard for some to have limited socialization, so I would encourage you to give your family, friends or neighbors a phone call to offer support and an encouraging word. Perhaps even buddy up with someone who you check in with each other through a phone call, FaceTime or Skype on a regular basis. Together we will get through this.