The death toll from the coronavirus in Loudoun County has now risen to five, including two more residents at Falcons Landing, a retirement community in Sterling. A female resident passed away there nearly two weeks ago. Beyond the deaths, eight additional residents have tested positive, as have seven staff members and three outside therapists. Others are showing symptoms and in quarantine.

Here is some of the statement Falcons Landing released to the community today:

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“As you are aware, Falcons Landing had its first taste of COVID-19 almost two weeks ago.  Since then, 10 additional residents have tested positive in either an assisted living unit or in the nursing unit.  Two residents, one in their late 80s and one early 90s, died in the past week, and the other eight COVID-19 positive residents are being cared for at Falcons Landing. One of the residents has completed quarantine and has now tested negative.”

“Falcons Landing is working with the Virginia Department of Health and taking all measures possible to contain the outbreak.  The state has allocated critical supplies and equipment vital to protect staff members and residents from transmission of the virus.  In addition, residents who are COVID-19 positive are in strict isolation, and health care staff use full protective equipment and clothing when caring for every resident in health care.”

“Seven Falcons Landing health care staff are positive for COVID-19, as well as, three rehab therapists from the company that provides services to Falcons Landing residents.  A total of 32 health care staff are currently on quarantine-at-home either because of a positive test or symptoms of COVID-19. One staff member completed quarantine and has returned to work. No staff working in other areas of the community have tested positive.”

“More than 400 residents live in Independent Living at Falcons Landing, and no cases of COVID-19 are confirmed among them.  Every resident is self-isolating in their home with meals, mail and deliveries brought to their door.”

“CEO Barbara Brannon states, ‘COVID-19 is testing our strength and resilience in ways I could never have imagined.  Residents and staff are united and working together to get through these dark days.  We mourn the loss of those who have died and remain steadfast in our efforts to support and protect our Falcons Landing family.'”

“Families, or delivery services, can still deliver groceries, medications or other supplies to our Front Gate and our Community Life team will deliver.  Donations of surgical masks, N-95 masks, face shields or splash resistant gowns are appreciated and may also be dropped off at our Front Gate.”

(Image at top: Falcons Landing)