As Catholic parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Washington closed their doors or halted activities in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Catholic-run organizations that serve populations particularly susceptible to the virus have also taken steps to slow down the spread of the virus.
At the Jeanne Jugan Residence operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor for the elderly poor in Washington, D.C., “We are doing our utmost to follow all the guidelines that are coming out from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in conjunction with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines,” said Sister Constance Veit, communications director for her order in the United States.
“Our nursing director keeps track of all updates, which come out several times a day,” Sister Constance said. “We’ve had to curtail visitors and volunteers from coming in, but we are doing all we can so that residents don’t get lonely or anxious.”
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