Hello Village at Marymount Family, Friends, and Staff. This is Sue Nall the Executive Director.
We continue to do outbreak testing on Marymount Place and Villa St Joseph’s Skilled Care Unit first floor. We had two staff cases yesterday at Villa St Joseph. One was a staff member who hasn’t worked for almost a week so there was no contact tracing since the person hasn’t worked the last two days. During testing today, we had two additional cases at Villa St. Joseph. There were no new cases at Marymount Place.
We remain in outbreak testing for both Marymount Place and Villa St. Joseph and need to go 14 days with no new cases before we will not be in outbreak.
Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has 12 Active resident and staff Cases. We had a total of 264 resident or staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has 0 active Resident and Staff cases and a cumulative total of 22 cases. Marymount Place has 3 Active Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 62 resident/staff cases.
Marymount Place and Villa St. Joseph first floor residents and staff must test every 3 to 7 days until 14 days have passed with no positive cases.
Marymount Place and first floor SCU staff are required to wear N95 masks and face shields. All VSJ staff outside of SCU must be in eyewear and a surgical mask. Eyewear is required in other areas due to Cuyahoga County still be in red for transmission.
Now that the Christmas and New Year celebrations have passed, we expect to see a rise in COVID cases. With this thought in mind, residents at Marymount Place and Villa St. Joseph’s SCU are asked to continue wearing masks outside of their room. As a reminder to visitors if you or a family member are not feeling well than we ask that you refrain from visiting.
The Ohio Department of Health reports that about 60% of Ohioans are fully vaccinated against COVID. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to get fully vaccinated and boosted this year. Doing so not only will keep you safe, but it will help keep your loved ones safe as well.