On Feb. 6, the House of Respect will reopen to visitors, with some restrictions that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


  • Visitors who want to visit in a Resident’s room will need to present a COVID-19 vaccination card that shows their second dose was administered before Jan. 27. NO EXCEPTIONS. As additional family and friends get vaccinated, the requirement for visiting in The Residence will remain 10 days after second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Visitors who are not vaccinated (no vaccine, or less than 10 days since the second vaccine) may visit the Elder in the library. Visitors will be required to wear an N95 mask the entire visit and the Elder is encouraged to wear a mask as well. NO EXCEPTIONS.

So far, 95 percent of the residents and the majority of staff have been vaccinated. Staff who have not been vaccinated will continue to wear N95 masks whenever they are in the presence of an Elder or staff member.


Even after both vaccines are in effect, the CDC recommends that everyone continue to wear face coverings, stay 6 feet away from people outside of their household and wash their hands frequently to avoid spreading COVID-19.