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Monday, May 20, 2024

The Chamberlin, a Fort Monroe senior living facility, confirms first coronavirus case

The Chamberlin, an independent living facility located on Fort Monroe, confirmed one of its residents tested positive for the coronavirus. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps)
The Chamberlin, an independent senior living facility located on Fort Monroe, confirmed one of its residents tested positive for the coronavirus. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps)

A resident at The Chamberlin has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID 19).

The Chamberlin is located at Fort Monroe and is owned by Harmony Senior Services.

Mark B. Hubbard, spokesman for the independent senior living facility, sent the following statement from Terry Howard, CEO of Harmony Senior Services.

“We can confirm a resident of The Chamberlin, who went home to visit family six days ago, later went to the hospital and has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is isolated at the hospital and is in stable condition. The Chamberlin has notified all residents, families and associates at the independent living community and is taking appropriate measures to protect the safety and welfare of our residents and associates and minimize, to every extent possible, any spread of the virus.”

Hubbard added for privacy reasons, the individual’s age and gender will not be released, noting the information was sent to the Virginia Department of Health.

The Chamberlin sent a letter to residents with additional safety measures, including urging all residents to quarantine for two weeks, urging residents and essential visitors to use the main entrance and testing residents’ and essential personnel’s temperatures daily for the next two weeks.

Other actions besides increased cleaning and disinfecting practices include stopping all community activities, having residents place trash outside their door for pick-up and continuing transportation for medical appointments or needs.

“We are identifying and communicating directly with anyone who had regular contact with the resident,” the letter read. “Anyone who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, high fever, extreme fatigue, respiratory difficulties, should notify their personal physician immediately and be tested. Please inform us if you are tested and the result so we can inform and protect others.”


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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