Coronavirus Precautions

Dear families and friends of Gulf Coast Village,

Today we are making a first of its kind announcement in our 30 years of operations in Cape Coral. In response to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, and at the recommendation of the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, we are following other senior health providers nationwide in limiting access to our community. Limiting access means that no visitors (family members, friends, guests, etc.), regardless of reason, will be allowed to enter our community after 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th, until further notice. The Administrator and Executive Director are the only persons who can make exceptions for very specific circumstances, like end-of-life visitation, and then specific screening will take place.

The Coronavirus has shown to have a much higher mortality rate in seniors and those with compromised health, making our resident population high risk. Our leadership team will continue to monitor all CDC and government agency updates as the safety of our residents is our highest priority. The initial suspension will last for the next 30 days, but is subject to change based on the latest CDC information and governmental guidance.

We ask spouses, family members and friends to use alternate means of communications with our residents, such as phone calls and video communications. If you need assistance in making video communications, please contact a member of our team and we will work with our Life Enrichment department to assist in any way we can.

We are encouraging seniors throughout Southwest Florida to begin social distancing, if you haven’t already, in an effort to protect your health, including avoiding large groups of people and staying away from family and friends who are ill. In addition, CDC guidelines to help prevent you from becoming ill include:

  • Washing your hands with soap and warm to hot water for 20 seconds, frequently throughout the day;
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • And covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or coughing into your elbow.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Greg Anderson
Executive Director