2003 Cobb Street
Farmville, Virginia


Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Tally

Updated 01.21.22*

Brookview Assisted Living Facility
10 positive and 19 recovered.

Holly Manor and Moore Center Skilled Nursing Facilities
6 positive, 86 recovered. (including admits)

*Updated daily by 4 p.m.


Visitation Policy Change 08/09/21

Due to rising community COVID rates, we will resume scheduled visits in the Jefferson Dining Room for all Grace and Brantley residents who are not on isolation. This will reduce exposure risks associated with visits on the unit and in rooms.

Lee Unit residents will continue scheduled visits in the Holly Manor Classroom or Dining Room.

Call at least 24 hours ahead of time to make an appointment as space is limited to maintain social distancing.


Visitation Policy Change 06/15/21

The Woodland has updated its visitation policy to guide management staff in making decisions for indoor visitations and to reflect the impact of county COVID percentage rates <5% and the impact of vaccines. Click here to learn more.

Visitation Policy Change 03/16/21

Beginning March 16, The Woodland will allow limited inside visitation with restrictions as well as outdoor noncontact visitation at our assisted living facilities, Brookview and The Watson Memory Care Center as well as our nursing facility, Holly Manor.

The Woodland will allow inside visitation for 1-3 adults per visit facilitated in the following methods deemed appropriate for each resident’s needs and safety. Family members under the age of 18 are still not permitted at this time.

Visits must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance of the desired day of visitation. Locations and time slots for visits are limited. To schedule a visit, call (434) 392-6106. For more information, click here.

Covid Vaccine Update 12/29/20

We have been notified by CVS pharmacy services that the long term care Residents on Lee Unit, Brantley Unit and Grace Unit within Holly Manor will be eligible to receive the first COVID vaccine, in the series of two vaccines, on January 14th provided the Resident or the Resident’s Responsible Party, if applicable, completes the COVID consent forms (below) and returns all 3 pages to Sue Robinson by the end of the day on Friday, January 1, 2021.

We have not received approval for the vaccine to be offered to the Assisted Living residents at this time, but we encourage ALL residents/Responsible Parties to complete the forms and return them as soon as possible if you want to receive the vaccine when it is made available.

The COVID vaccine will be administered here on campus and billed through CVS pharmacy and their vaccination team. The facility staff will not be administering the vaccines or answering questions about vaccine administration. Please read the vaccine education material prior to making a decision to accept or decline the vaccine. If necessary, you may also contact your loved one’s physician should you have questions. Then complete all 3 pages of the COVID Vaccine Intake Consent Forms that are below:

Download COVID-19 Vaccine Intake Consent Form

COVID 19 Vaccine Intake Consent Form pdf

Download Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

Recipient Fact Sheet

Download Resident Vaccine Consent Form

Resident Consent Form

All completed forms must be received by Sue Robinson for processing by the close of business on Friday, January 1, 2021 in order for your loved one to be considered a candidate for receipt of the vaccine during the January 14, 2021 clinic. The completed forms will be reviewed by the CVS vaccination team and a final determination will be made based on the answers you provide on the consent form. The second vaccine will also require a separate set of consent forms to be completed and returned by January 21, 2021. You may send both sets of documents at the same time should you desire to do so. Please make sure the second set of consent forms states it is for the second Pfizer vaccine in the series.

You may scan the consent forms back via email to srobinson@thewoodlandinc.com or you may fax them to Sue Robinson at 434-392-4992.

If you do not want your loved one to receive the vaccine, please email Sue Robinson stating your loved one’s name and that you do not wish for him/her to receive the vaccine. Your response will then be noted in the resident’s clinical record.

Visitation Policy Change 12/15/20

Greg Cole, CEO of The Woodland announced today that visitation at Holly Manor has been suspended until further notice due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Visitation at Brookview will continue as previously announced.

Statement Regarding Vaccines 12/15/20

The Woodland is in constant contact with local health officials, VDH, CDC, CMS, VAHASS, and any other agency providing information concerning COVID-19 including potential vaccines. The Woodland has contracted with CVS pharmacy to administer the vaccine to any resident on campus as well as any staff member that elects to be vaccinated. CVS will come on campus to administer the vaccine once a date is determined.  We do not know at this point which vaccine will be provided nor an estimated administration date. We are prepared to act as swiftly as possible once information is provided.

It is the policy of The Woodland to provide educational material about any vaccine to be administered to residents, responsible parties, and staff so that an informed decision can be made on their part. This educational material is provided by the CDC and VDH and is posted in the COVID resource section of our facility webpage. The Woodland does not provide medical advice to our residents or staff. It is recommended that such advice be obtained from a person’s medical provider.

Limited Visitation Update Effective 12/14/20

The Woodland is thrilled to announce that it has begun scheduling 20-minute  noncontact outside visits with residents’ immediate adult family,
responsible parties, power of attorney, or legal representative.

Click these links to review the updated noncontact visitation guidelines and to preview the screening questionnaire.

CEO Responds to Brookview 10/5/20

We recognize and understand you feel secluded during this time of isolation. We are doing our best to work within the mandates we are given by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Piedmont District, while protecting all residents and staff. Read more here.

The Woodland resident tests positive for Covid-19

The Woodland, Inc today confirmed that a resident of its Brookview assisted living facility tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is currently off campus. The retirement community continues to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines as it has since the pandemic began. Read more here.


Reopening Update 6/10/20

These guidelines may change, therefore we recommend checking our Facebook or website “COVID update” page for new or changing information. If at any time a resident or an employee becomes positive we must return to Phase I and start the process over. Read more here.

September 4, 2020

The Woodland is thrilled to announce that effective Sept. 7, 2020, it is scheduling 20-minute noncontact outside visits with residents’ immediate adult family, responsible party, power of attorney, and legal representatives. Learn more here.

March 27, 2020

The Woodland is bringing video conferencing to residents through its “Connect The Woodland” program. Learn more here.

End of March Update

March 31, 2020

Dear Resident/Responsible Party,

We are living in unprecedented times! Our lives have changed dramatically here at The Woodland but residents have and always will be our top priority. That’s why The Woodland is taking every measure recommended by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to protect Residents.

Our company has been ahead of the curve, going to limited visitation in early March. Limited visitation is defined as only allowing visitors (not to be confused with staff or vendors) in our building if it relates to the emotional state of the resident or end of life scenario.

We have restricted building entry for staff and vendors to one entrance. Those entering the building have their temperature taken and are required to log their health condition, travel and activities outside of The Woodland. All deliveries are to one location and boxes are steamed before they are allowed into the facilities.

We encourage families to reach out to their loved ones by telephone, email and cards or letters. Recently we implemented video conferencing with residents. Enclosed is the press release announcing this new service and how you can schedule a conference.

We have modified our payment process, temporarily shutting down payment inside the facility. Payment options include using a dropbox located on the front porch of the administration building as well as taking credit card payment over the phone. For credit card payment, please call 434-392-6106, extension 257 or 347.

A group of community members delivered homemade masks for healthcare workers in our area which we plan to use over N95 masks to extend their useful life.

In an effort to support local businesses and our independent apartment residents, we have purchased flowers from local flower shops and meals from local restaurants.

We strongly encourage everyone to follow the CDC recommendations of hand washing/sanitizing and social distancing of at least 6 feet. Please call or email me if you have any questions or wish to receive email updates.


Greg C Cole
President and CEO, The Woodland, Inc.

Limited Visitation Update

March 12, 2020

The Woodland wants to assure the public that we are well prepared to respond to the coronavirus. A Coronavirus Task Force comprised of various qualified staff members from across the organization has been meeting regularly since January to coordinate our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from the community at large onto our campus.

The first confirmed case in our community was announced Wednesday night by Longwood University as a student who is now quarantined. We do not have COVID-19 on our campus, but as a precaution we have implemented actions below in accordance with Centers of Disease Control) CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines. Our best possible outcome is preventing spread of the virus to our campus.

Effective Thursday March 12, we are limiting visitation to residents in the facility.

Per CMS guidelines “limiting” means “the individual should not be allowed to come into the facility except for certain situations, such as end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the resident’s emotional well-being and care.”

We have established a direct line at (434) 395-7013, which will be manned Monday – Friday, 9 am-5 pm, to answer all visitation questions. Individuals may also email CEO@thewoodlandinc.com with visitation questions.

  • We encourage family members to stay in contact with loved ones via phone, email, social media and other means. No visitors, including independent living residents, will be allowed in the Jefferson Dining Room including all sitting areas.
  • All outside vendors and contractors will be screened and are restricted to common areas. Deliveries will be received at designated loading areas.
  • We have suspended all outside events at our community center including social and civic groups and well as our own 50th anniversary celebration scheduled for March 26.
  • Residents and employees are reporting travel plans so they can be monitored upon their return to the region.

Everyone is encouraged to continue practicing good infection control measures outlined on the CDC website, specifically:

Wash your hands and using hand sanitizer
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
Maintain “social distance” of around 6 feet from people who show symptoms
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

We will provide updates and share the latest developments on this page at www.thewoodlandinc.com/covid19.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we work diligently to keep our campus safe and healthy. Our goal is to ensure that we all live well and are following all the CDC and CMS protocols.


According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), limiting means “individuals should not be allowed to come into the facility, except for certain situations, such as end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the resident’s emotional well-being and care.”

Unfortunately we are unable to re-open the pools to the public until the state moves into phase 3 of its guidelines for the reopening of skilled nursing facilities.

The Woodland is home to 240 residents in its skilled nursing, independent and assisted living facilities.

The Woodland’s task force is comprised of various qualified staff members from across the organization. They have been meeting regularly since January 2020 to coordinate efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from the community at large onto The Woodland’s campus.

No, it only includes independent assisted living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

A memo was sent to staff and families on March 12, 2020. An update was posted to The Woodland’s blog and Facebook page on December 9, 2020 and again on December 15, 2020. Updates are being posted to our website and our Facebook page. Additionally, we have set up a direct line 434-395-7013, which will be manned Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. to answer all visitation questions. Interested parties may also email CEO@thewoodlandinc.com. We will continue to post updates on this page.

When federal and state agencies have announced that there is no longer a significant threat.

The Woodland’s task force has been continuously monitoring COVID-19 since January 2020. The decision to act on visitor limitations came after a Longwood student was the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Farmville.

Employees and contractors must enter the facility through a single entrance. Once inside the building they must fill out a log disclosing their health condition, travel and activities. An oral temperature is also obtained.

According to the CDC, older adults as well as those with heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at increased risk which is why The Woodland takes this virus very seriously and is taking measures to prevent its spread to our campus.