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Coronavirus Notices

March 13, 2020

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Dear Associates, Friends and Benefactors,

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities have added their prayers to the many others being said for those impacted by COVID-19 — those who are ill, their families and the professionals providing health care. Your health, and the health of our Sisters, is our highest priority.

For that reason, we have decided to postpone our Eat Drink Pray event, originally scheduled for April 22 at Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York. Because of the unpredictability of the situation, a new date has not been selected at this time. Also, our May 12 Food & Wine Tasting event in Williamsville, New York has been cancelled.

While we are fortunate that no Sisters in any of our locations have the virus, we also are taking precautions at the facilities where our Sisters live:

  • Franciscan Villa, 6900 Buckley Rd., Liverpool, NY – the building is closed to all visitors through April 12. This includes the gift shop and Nun Better Chocolate shop. No non-residents may attend Mass at the chapel.
  • Fredonia Place of Williamsville, 201 Reist St., Williamsville, NY – anyone coming into the building will have their temperature taken and are asked to complete a questionnaire. Individuals with a temperature of over 100 degrees will not be allowed entrance.
  • The Waters of Wexford, 210 Fowler Rd, Warrendale, PA – visitors are limited to those considered ‘medically necessary.’ Those entering the building are being screened and visiting hours are limited. Internal and external outings and gatherings for residents are cancelled.
  • The Wartburg, Mt. Vernon, NY – the assisted living and nursing home buildings on the campus are closed to all visitors.
  • St. Francis Convent, Manoa, Honolulu, HI – the building is closed to all visitors.
  • The Plaza at Kaneohe, Honolulu, HI – residents are limited to one visitor per resident per day. Visitors will have temperatures taken before entering the building.

We thank you for your understanding during this time. We hope you will continue your prayers and your financial gifts in support of our Sisters and the community.

May God bless you,

Sister Barbara Jean Donovan
General Minister
Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities