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Statement on COVID-19

At BRC, we have no higher priority than the health and safety of our residents. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not on our campus yet, and we are committed to doing everything we can to keep it that way. We’ve been following the situation closely since early January and making preparations throughout our campus to mitigate the risk of exposure for our residents. Now is the time to take additional steps.

Until now our preparations have taken place behind the scenes, like ensuring our stockpiles of emergency food and medical equipment are sufficient and reinforcing proper handwashing hygiene protocols with our team members. But as the virus spreads more widely throughout the US and (in particular) the Commonwealth of Virginia, the time has come to implement significant measures to safeguard our residents.

As such, I’m writing to inform you of new prevention efforts going into effect today. We have made the difficult decision to suspend all visitation to our nursing households and assisted living residences. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis for end-of-life care. Village residents are highly discouraged from hosting off-campus visitors in their homes or attending large off-campus gatherings. We encourage you to stay in touch with your loved ones via phone, video conferencing, email, social media, and other means.

In addition, the following measures will go into effect:

Many of these changes will be personally difficult, especially for our residents’ families, and you have our commitment to continually evaluate the threat level posed by the virus and respond accordingly. Daily updates will be provided online at and via our Coronavirus Prevention Hotline (540-828-2444).

To receive the most timely updates from us, I encourage you to share your email address with us at Please be sure to include your name and the name of the family member who resides at BRC in the body of the email.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and assistance as we strive to provide the safest possible environment for our residents.

With best regards,

Rodney Alderfer
President, Bridgewater Retirement Community


To remain eligible for the Home No Matter What Promise, residents must fulfill their obligations in turn as citizens of the BRC community and not give away the resources needed to meet financial obligations to BRC.