Good afternoon, Village at Marymount Family, Friends, and Staff. This is Sue Nall the Executive Director.
We had 5 new Villa St. Joseph COVID today. We will be doing additional testing tomorrow.
Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has 18 Active staff and or Resident Cases. We had a total of 173 resident and staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has 3 active Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 14 cases. Marymount Place has 1 Active Resident or Staff cases — and a cumulative total of 30 resident/staff cases.
A few updates- we needed to relocate our COVID wing today to the Clare Hall/Rehabilitation Care Unit wing area. If you had a loved one in the COVID wing on the first floor, then they have been moved and you will be notified of their new location and phone number shortly. Staff will no longer be able to enter the building through the Clare Hall entrance effectively immediately.
We will also be doing our best to keep all remaining residents on our second floor (CCU) in their rooms. Group meals or activities will be on hold going forward. Any resident out of their room needs to wear a mask. The good news is that with most of our long-term residents having both vaccine doses, and a good percentage of them also boostered and with Omicron having less severe symptoms, our residents are doing very well.
You might ask why we must move residents and why cannot simply isolate in place? The reason being is that many of our residents just can’t stay in their rooms and wander out into the hallways or dining room/activity areas potentially exposing other residents and staff.
If you didn’t hear over the weekend, the Ohio Department of Health released very large numbers due to a back log of processing COVID tests. On Saturday they announced 41,000 cases, followed by around 50,000 on Sunday and today the number was around 19,500. COVID just won’t give our community a break.
Last, I want to thank all our staff who made it into work or went and picked stuck staff up and worked in departments they weren’t used to. The snow and wind made it so challenging to get to work for even those with SUVs. Our staff lives the mission daily when they come together and rise to the challenges in front of us.
Please continue to practice the Three W’s … wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. Thank you everyone!