Our community's response
to the pandemic

Our Path Forward at The Village at Orchard Ridge

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, National Lutheran Communities & Services has 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.

Love Your Neighbor Pledge: As we establish plans to make our path forward with our phased re-opening of The Village at Orchard Ridge, the risks increase for the possibility of the virus spreading to our community. Each of us has personal responsibility for keeping everyone safe, and we need to realize that our own behaviors can impact those with whom we work and serve. To show care and concern for each other, and to LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, team members and residents are invited to pledge and commit to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Residents and team members are encouraged to consider your personal impact on our community and our ability to move forward through the established phases. We hope everyone will post the pledge in a visible place in your home as a reminder that your neighbors are counting on you to do your part in keeping everyone safe.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine from the CDC
Orchard Ridge Path Forward Vaccination Clinic FAQ Sheet

Independent Living Protocols for Programming, Dining, and Guests

Orchard Ridge Path Forward Programs & Services Update March 22, 2021

Community Update

Orchard Woods Health Center testing update December 30, 2021
Orchard Woods Health Center testing update December 23, 2021
NLCS Reminder: Holiday Visits from Guests December 23, 2021
Orchard Woods Health Center Path Forward Update November 24, 2021
Orchard Woods Health Center COVID testing update September 13, 2021
Orchard Woods Health Center COVID testing update September 11, 2021
The Village at Orchard Ridge COVID testing update September 10, 2021

Media Contact: Allison Combs, 540-277-9765 |