Reacting to the threat before any state directives for coronavirus testing, The Villages Farragut senior living community “voluntarily initiated and completed testing of the residents and staff ... with all negative results,” a company press released stated.
“The leadership of The Villages Farragut searched for a voluntary option that could test all residents regardless of symptoms,” the release further stated. “... The leadership of The Villages Farragut located a testing process that generated a highly credible result.
“On April 13, The Villages Farragut retained Blue Sky House Calls and Vikor Scientific Laboratory to provide on-site molecular testing of all residents and staff” for the COVID-19 virus.
“The test was very comfortable and only took a few minutes,” stated Melody Matney, Villages executive director.
“It makes our residents and staff very confident and secure to know that they have tested negative,” she added.
“The completed tests were then sent to Vikor Scientific for molecular processing. Results were returned within one to two days,” the release stated.
“I am thrilled ...,” said Ken Holland, director of Operations for GoodWorks Unlimited, LLC., parent company of The Villages Farragut.
“Loving our residents is our mission. ... The staff are the real heroes and we are honored to be able to provide them and their families with this test is a real benefit,” said Gary Keckley, GoodWorks CEO.