How The Wesley Communities Are Dealing With Coronavirus

The Wesley Communities’ Response to COVID-19

At The Wesley Communities, the health and safety of our residents, staff, and families are our top priorities. As a result, we are taking necessary steps to try and mitigate viral infections, including COVID-19. As an organization, we are diligently following the guidance and requirements of the City of Columbus and Ohio Health Departments as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We continue to do updates regularly through text message notifications, email, and on our website here. In addition, we are also utilizing phone lines that can be called for daily update recordings. Please see the numbers below.

  • The Wesley Woods COVID-19 Update line – 888-212-9746
  • The Wesley Glen COVID-19 Update line – 614-396-4816

During this time, we will continue to do our best to communicate all updated information as we learn of it to keep our communities connected. Thank you to every member of The Wesley Communities for your compassion and understanding during this difficult time. Our entire organization is dedicated to our mission of providing welcoming communities of kindness and grace where residents and staff thrive, and we will continue this mission while putting our residents’ health needs first.

Recent Updates by Community

Wesley Woods at New Albany Update on 11/14/2021

Today, we unfortunately have one fully vaccinated staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member was compliant with mask-wearing and all safety protocols and is now off campus and will remain off campus until given clearance by the proper authorities.

This positive case does not affect visitation in any of our care areas. Visitation for the entire campus remains open at this time.

We continue to test where appropriate and will notify you promptly should we learn of any additional positive cases.

Additional Resources

Memorandums from The Wesley Communities’ CEO, Peg Carmany:

Questions and Concerns:

  • For all questions and concerns, please call our hotline at (614) 867-1300.

What We Are Currently Doing:

  • Updated information is being regularly communicated to residents, families, and staff seven days a week.
  • Residents and employees are being regularly screened for signs and symptoms.
  • Hotline is being utilized for real-time answers to questions and concerns.
  • Health screening/temperature of all essential employees is completed daily upon entry into our communities from a single entrance.
  • Effective March 17, 2020, we have closed our Adult Daycare Centers until further direction has been given.
    • If your circumstances require that your loved one needs a respite stay in our Memory Care, please call the front desk staff at our communities.
  • Employees are being re-educated on proper handwashing and sanitization practices according to CDC guidelines.
  • Residents and staff are being asked to practice social distancing in their daily interactions and activities.
  • All employees are required to wear a mask while in our communities.
  • Any employee who has tested positive has not been allowed back to work and will not be until released per Dept of Health protocol.
  • Families of residents who test positive are being notified immediately.
  • Additional updated policies and procedures are being shared by management to all residents, families and staff.
  • Residents and employees continue to be tested based on state guidelines.