Campus Visitation Guidelines

November 15, 2021 Update


We need to inform you about the changes to visitation guidelines issued recently by the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS). These revised guidelines apply to the Healthcare, Short-term Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living neighborhoods on our campus.

  1. The number of visitors per resident is no longer restricted.
  2. Specific visiting hours are no longer in place. However, we do ask that you consider visiting after 8:00 a.m. to allow residents the opportunity to start their day.
  3. All visitors MUST continue to be screened before entering the neighborhoods and receive a visitor sticker. The screening station remains in the Main Lobby next to the reception deck.
  4. At this time we still ask that visitors spend their visits in the resident’s room or visit outdoors, weather permitting. Access to Common Areas and Dining Venues remains restricted for people coming in from off campus.
  5. All visitors must wear masks at all times regardless of Covid vaccination status.
  6. Parking is available in the garage under the Drinkard Center and behind the building.
  7. All visitors are asked to sanitize their hands before and after the visit.
  8. CMS and Westminster Canterbury strongly encourage all visitors to become vaccinated for the safety of our residents.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Social Services/Care Coordinator in your loved one’s building.

  • Drinkard Healthcare Contact: Lindsay Camden at 434-386-3544
  • Hearthside Assisted Living Contact: Kristy Royal at 434-386-3581
  • Rehab Center 6 Floor Hearthside Contact: Trish Whaley at 434-386-3402

Visitation for Apartment and Cottage Residents 

  1. No restriction in the number of guests per residence (apartment or cottage). Visiting hour limits in independent living have been lifted.
  2. All Visitors must be screened in the main lobby, and if a visitor is not fully vaccinated we ask that they continue wearing a mask and practice social distancing when in public, indoor areas on campus. These screenings are critical in order to help our team perform contact tracing if new cases of COVID-19 were to be identified among residents.
  3. Fully vaccinated travelers who plan to visit do not need to self-quarantine following domestic or international travel.
  4. Vaccinated guests are welcome in all dining areas on the 3rd floor; Café, James River Grille and the Dogwood Dining Room. Reservations are required for the Grille and the Dogwood. There are no limits on the number of guests for meals.
  5. Overnight guests, regardless of vaccination status, are permitted in apartments and cottages.

We continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 cases in the Lynchburg area. If the positivity rate changes and starts to go up, we may need to resume some limitations. With your help and cooperation, we hope this isn’t necessary.

We must still be cautious and vigilant in our responsibility to maintain the health and safety of everyone at Westminster Canterbury-Lynchburg. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support.


Sean Huyett, President and CEO