Our community's response
to the pandemic

Our Path Forward at The Village at Augsburg

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, National Lutheran Communities & Services and The Village at Augsburg have 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.

Current Visitation Guidelines (updated January 20, 2022): 

Montgomery County transmission rate: High (red)

Important: If you are sick or have been around others who are ill or if suspect you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 at any point in the last 14 days, please do not visit. We cannot stress the importance of following this first guideline!

  • When Baltimore County is in a high (red) level of COVID-19 transmission (refer to CDC COVID-19 Integrated County View Site), all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test obtained within 72 hours of entry into the Health Center or to agree to be tested on-site using a point of care/rapid test.
  • Visitors who test positive may not enter the facility. All visitors shall wear a face covering at all times in the Health Center building.
  • Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days from the date of visitation are exempt from testing upon showing their positive test result that is more than five days from the time of visit as long as they are no longer exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Visitors need to show proof of negative test to the concierge EACH time they come for a visit.
  • During this time, all visitors to skilled nursing and assisted living must enter at the ambulance entrance.

Love Your Neighbor Pledge:  As we establish plans to make our path forward with our phased re-opening of The Village at Augsburg, 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 Resources

The Village at Augsburg Frequently Asked Questions
Health Center Contact Information
15 Days to Stop the Spread from the CDC and the White House
Live Updates from Governor Hogan 
Maryland Department of Health FAQ
World Health Organization Five Things to Know About COVID-19  
World Health Organization Advice for the Public 
NLCS Guide to the Cold, Flu and Coronavirus

Media Contact Allison Combs, 301-234-7056