Update 5.1.2020

Plymouth Place™ Friends and Family,

The last few weeks have undoubtedly been some of the most challenging we’ve faced, both individually and as a community. This pandemic has tested our fortitude and spirit, but I continue to be amazed at our collective strength, compassion and devotion to one another.

That’s why it’s with tremendous sorrow that I share Plymouth Place recently experienced the loss of several beloved residents due to COVID-19. As we’ve seen throughout greater Chicago and around the country, preparation has not guaranteed immunity from this insidious virus. Simply put – we are heartbroken, and our resolve is as strong as ever to protect and care for our residents and staff.

This news has been shared with appropriate family members and health authorities, but we felt strongly the larger Plymouth Place family should also be informed. We have been and continue to be committed to open, honest communication, and we believe all of us have a right to grieve, pray, and respectfully celebrate the lives of these friends and neighbors in our own ways.

As we’ve seen, this virus infects with impunity. Our focus, under the guidance of our medical directors and recommendations from the CDC and IDPH, must continue to be on limiting further spread or exposure. Now more than ever, our comprehensive preventative policies and enhanced screening measures for residents and team members must continue to be followed and strictly enforced.

I’m aware how emphasized this sentiment has been in the time of COVID-19, but the well-being of those at Plymouth Place truly drives every decision we make. This is true now and will remain so when this pandemic is finally behind us.

I know better days are ahead. Please remain vigilant and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Continue to watch our website for regular updates.

With sympathy and sincerity,

Jay Biere