Path Forward

Our Path Forward at The Village at Rockville

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, National Lutheran Communities & Services and The Village at Rockville have been committed to following the most advanced best practices in health and safety protocols to protect our residents, clients and team members. Currently, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all team members, with proof of vaccination required prior to employment. NLCS has a process for applicants who have been offered a position to request an exemption or deferral for medical or religious reasons.

Current Health Center Visitation Guidelines (as of May 20, 2022)

Montgomery County transmission rate: High (as of May 20, 2022)

Important: If you are sick or have been around others who are ill or if suspect you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 at any point in the last 14 days, please do not visit. We cannot stress the importance of following this first guideline!

Visitation Guidelines

  • Starting April 25, visitors to the Health Center must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your visit.
  • Self-administered tests will be available on-site. Please allow an additional 15-20 minutes to your schedule if you need to take a test in the Health Center. You may sit outside or in the chapel while awaiting results.
  • Upon each entry to the Health Center:
    • Visitors must complete the COVID-19 screening, including proof of a negative test taken with 72 hours
    • Show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    • Perform hand hygiene (alcohol-based hand sanitizer acceptable)
    • Put on a fresh mask provided at the front desk of the Health Center.
  • Any visitor who cannot follow masking and social distancing requirements will not be allowed to visit.
  • If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, visitors may not visit for a minimum of ten days from the positive test date, as long as they are no longer exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Children younger than two years old are not authorized to visit.
  • Guests can visit anytime throughout the day but may not stay overnight.
  • We encourage a maximum of two visitors in each resident’s room or apartment at a time for physical distancing.
  • Visitors are authorized to be in a resident’s room/apartment or in designation visitation areas. Visitors may not join in any programming/activities at this time.
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The Village at Rockville COVID-19 Dashboard

The dashboard is updated when there are changes to the number of cases in the community.
Last updated 5/25/2022 5:13 p.m. EST

Resident active cases of COVID-19 0 0 0 0
Team member active cases of COVID-19 (across all services lines) 2
Contracted service provider active cases of COVID-19 (across all services lines) 2


Community Updates

As of December 10, 2021, Path Forward updates will only be posted to communicate essential information or operational changes as necessary, rather than on a regular schedule.

Media Contact Allison Combs, 301-234-7056