The elderly population is the highest risk group for developing severe illness from COVID19. There are over sixteen nursing homes in the Charlottesville community that house dozens, or even hundreds, of residents. To protect this vulnerable population, the Nursing Home Team for the COVID19 Student Service Corps is working hard to provide these residents and staff with face masks and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). In addition to providing face masks, our group is also creating a socially-distanced uplifting video and writing letters to the residents. In the future, we plan to fund raise in order to provide entertainment for residents and catered meals for hard-working staff. Our goal is to protect this vulnerable population both physically and mentally during these difficult times.
If you are a member of the COVID19 Student Service Corps at UVA and would like to take a more active role in The Nursing Home Support Team, please contact team leaders Emily Klein (email@example.com) and Natalie Axelrod (firstname.lastname@example.org).