A Message from Asbury Solomons Executive Director Kelly Friedman
Asbury Solomons is proud to be part of Asbury Communities, an aging services provider with a 90-plus year legacy of redefining the expectations of aging. Ensuring that we provide a safe and healthy environment for those who work and live at our communities is our highest priority. Please scroll down to see details regarding Asbury Solomons’ operations.
Asbury serves approximately 4,300 residents at eight continuing care retirement communities and home care agencies in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
To learn about Asbury’s COVID-19 response, including vaccine updates and more, please click here.
Across the system, we are committed to providing access to the COVID-19 vaccine for as many individuals as possible. Please view Asbury Communities President & CEO Doug Leidig’s update about these efforts in the video below.
In addition to continuously monitoring and abiding by the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), each Asbury community’s visitation availability will be determined by the local counties infection rate percentage. Current infection rate for Calvert County: 2.78%.
We have updated our screening process. Prior to your arrival, please go to this link, https://bit.ly/AsburyEntryPass, to answer our screening questions (Chrome or Safari are the preferred web browsers; there have been issues reported when using Internet Explorer). Click here for Asbury’s Travel Guide. This document is available for you to review to help you accurately answer any screening questions related to your travel.
If you pass the screening, please continue onto the campus. At our screening area please follow the signage to take your temperature at our temperature kiosk. All residents, associates, and visitors are required to wear a mask on campus and to practice physical distancing.
Visitors to Residential Living
Visitation is permitted in Residential Living. We ask that visitors don masks and that physical distancing is consistently practiced. If you receive a visitor from outside of the state, visitors should screen and are not permitted if they are coming from a county that has is considered a “hotspot” by the CDC (10% or higher positivity rate).
If both parties are fully vaccinated, close contact is allowed at all levels of care. Fully vaccinated refers to a person who is a least 2 weeks following the receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or at least 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single dose vaccine.
As you will note on the screening form, if a visitor fails the screening, then they should leave the community immediately and inform the resident they were planning to see.
If a Residential Living resident travels outside of the state to a county that is considered a hotspot by the CDC (10% or higher positivity rate), the resident should inform Heather Jacobs at 410-394-3574. If the resident has been fully vaccinated, there is no requirement to quarantine upon return. Fully vaccinated refers to a person who is a least 2 weeks following the receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or at least 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single dose vaccine.
If a Residential Living resident is unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated and has visited out of state to a county that is considered a hotspot by the CDC, the resident should self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. Please contact Heather Jacobs regarding any specific questions surrounding travel.
Residents who self-quarantine are required to remain in their home for 14 days. We are currently providing delivery service of packages and meals. For delivery of meals, please call 410-394-3051. For delivery of packages, please call Reception at 410-394-3000.
Pets are welcome to visit the Asbury Solomons residential community following established policies. Please click here for important details about our residential living pet visitation policy.
Pets are prohibited from visiting the health care and assisted living communities at this time.
Visitors to Health Care and Assisted Living Neighborhoods
Health Care: We are currently scheduling in-person visits. Please contact the Health Care Center Reception team at 410-394-3005 to schedule an appointment.
Visitors are required to complete our screening process and to wear masks and maintain 6 feet of physical distance for others. Visits are limited to 2 people at a time for 45 minutes. While alone in the visitation location, fully vaccinated residents and fully vaccinated visitors can choose to have close contact (including touch) and not wear masks.
While alone in the visitation location, fully vaccinated residents can choose to have close physical contact (including touch) with their unvaccinated visitors while BOTH the resident and the visitor continue to wear masks
We cannot require visitors to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or vaccination status.
Visitors are required to review and sign a visit policy agreement document prior to the first visit. You can view this document here: HCC visit attestation.
Assisted Living: We are currently scheduling in-person visits. Please contact the Health Care Center Reception Team at 410-394-3005 to schedule an appointment.
Visitors are required to complete our screening process and to wear masks and maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Visits are limited to 2 people at a time for 45 minutes. While alone in the visitation location, fully vaccinated residents and fully vaccinated visitors can choose to have close contact (including touch) and not wear masks.
While alone in the visitation location, fully vaccinated residents can choose to have close physical contact (including touch) with their unvaccinated visitors while BOTH the resident and the visitor continue to wear masks.
We cannot require visitors to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or vaccination status.
Visitors are required to review and sign a visit policy agreement document prior to the first visit. You can view this document here: AL visit attestation.
Community Services & Amenities
Convenience Store (C-Store)
In-person Breakfast Dining in the Pub Area
All screening processes remain in place for the C-Store and for in-person breakfast dining. Prior to arriving, residents are required to stop by the reception area to have temperature checked and to receive a “dot” sticker. This sticker will be displayed prominently to access to dining venues. Please direct questions to Bob Webb, Director of Dining at 410-394-3049 or email@example.com.
Assisted Living and Health Care Center community dining has re-opened with appropriate physical distancing, masks, and sanitation measures in compliance with CDC and Department of Human Services guidelines. Residents who would prefer to continue having their meals delivered to their apartment may do so.
The Wellness Center Fitness Room is open by appointment. The Riverwalk is open! Many fitness classes, programs, clubs, and events are available via Touchtown and our TV channel, 970. For a current schedule or more information contact Dennis Poremski at 410-394-3043 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents may use the pool by appointment during available hours. Residents may call Genna Lee at 410-394-3308 to request an appointment on Fridays between 8 am and 12 pm. The spa is open for pool users during their scheduled visit.
“Aqua Fit” group aquatic exercise classes are now offered for residents in the Peterkin Wellness Center pool on Mondays and Wednesdays. Residents may call Genna Lee at 410-394-3308 to request an appointment on Fridays beginning at 8 am.
Assisted Living wellness has re-opened with small group programs and events.
Wii Bowling is back! Residents may contact Genna Lee at 410-394-3043 in the Wellness Department to reserve a time for two to bowl for one hour on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. There are 4 slots available each day.
Small group meeting space may be reserved in the Community Center Auditorium for groups within specific criteria. Please call 410-394-3168 to make a space reservation request.
Edge Therapy Solutions therapy room is now open for appointments Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment. Please call 410-394-3066 to schedule. One client will be served per hour following all applicable safety and screening requirements.
Residential Common Areas
Granny’s Treasures is open for shopping by residents and associates of Asbury Solomons by appointment only. See Reception in the Community Center for appointment information.
Billiards Room is available by reservation.
Dock and beach are open.
Art Room is open. Please follow access, sanitation, physical distancing, and masking protocols.
Housekeeping from external vendors for apartment and Cottage residents is allowed. Screening is required.
Asbury housekeeping services are available by appointment. Please contact Jason Murphy at 410-394-3058.
Library is open. Please follow sanitation, physical distancing, and masking protocols.
Ecumenical services are being televised weekly on 970 daily at 9AM Monday through Friday and on Tuesdays at 3PM. Pastoral care calls and visits are ongoing.
Resident gardens are open.
Transportation services are available on campus on Wednesday at 10A and 2:30P. Off campus transportation is available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-394-3581.
Woodshop is open for approved operators.
PS Salon is open. Please call 410-394-3032 for an appointment today!
Mail & Online Grocery Delivery
Mail and Packages: Residents of our apartments and cottages are receiving mail and packages as usual. Mail and packages for Health Care and Assisted Living are delivered daily.
Online Groceries: Groceries may be delivered to the Community Center. Residents may pick up groceries there or request delivery by an associate if the resident is unable to retrieve the groceries.
On-Campus Grocery Services: Limited groceries are available on our campus through our dining partner Sodexo. They can be billed to residents and delivered contact-free to their home. Please contact dining at 410-394- 3007.
COVID-19 Testing Information
Testing is an important component of our COVID-19 prevention strategy. We are pleased to share some outstanding results for Asbury Solomons and the Asbury system. To date, Asbury has conducted just over 94,800 COVID-19 tests at our communities with a positivity rate of just 0.8 percent. This compares to a national positivity rate of 8.2 percent. At Asbury Solomons, we have conducted 6,397 tests with a positivity rate of just 0.2 percent.
Residential Living: A resident who believes they may have been exposed to COVID or is showing symptoms recognized by the CDC as being possible markers of COVID-19, should contact their physician for testing or visit a local testing center. Please also notify Heather Jacobs immediately at 410-394-3574 so that we may begin contact tracing on campus.
Assisted Living: Residents are monitored daily for any signs identified as potentially symptomatic of COVID-19 per CDC guidelines. Additional measures are implemented in line with Asbury’s system-wide infection-control algorithm, including quarantine in a specially designed area of the building.
Health Care: Beginning 11/25/20, per Governor Hogan’s order, residents will be tested weekly and associates will be tested twice each week. Additional measures are implemented in line with Asbury’s system-wide infection-control algorithm, including quarantine in a specially designed area of the building.
Please visit our Vaccine Updates page for details.
Sanitation and COVID-19 Risk Reduction
Our associates are cleaning and sanitizing common and activity areas routinely and have been provided with the appropriate cleaning and disinfecting supplies that provide the shortest kill time for viruses such as COVID-19. These professional-grade products are being used as much as possible by our trained teams, and we store them away appropriately when not in use. If you see additional cleaning supplies around the community in common areas, rest assured they are safe to use and we encourage you to do your part in assisting us in keeping common areas clean.
Cleanliness has always been a priority at Asbury communities, with dedicated maintenance and housekeeping departments ensuring that common areas are kept in good repair and regularly sanitized. With the advent of COVID-19, we quickly enhanced cleaning protocols and time-frames, and continue to monitor the effectiveness of our cleaning products for infection-control. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout campus common areas, as well as signage addressing infection-control, physical distancing, and mask requirements. Learn more about our prevention and infection-control measures.
Reopening Plans and Strategy
The Asbury Communities Operations Team is working with community leadership teams to develop safe, phased reopening plans in line with public health and state guidelines. At all times, we operate out of an abundance of caution with resident safety as our highest priority. Residents and family members can expect regular email updates as we slowly re-open community services and areas.
Please see the CDC Guidelines on Large Events and Gatherings, which is informing our re-opening strategy.
Asbury President & CEO Doug Leidig notes that “reopening is not like turning on a light switch. Think of it as slowly turning up a dimmer switch.” Senior communities such as ours lag for good reason behind these phased-in re-openings; we are guided by many different plans and requirements placed upon us by numerous federal, state and local agencies.
We appreciate your continued understanding and patience as we work through this process safely together.