Hello Village at Marymount Family, Friends, and Staff. This is Sue Nall the Executive Director.

After my call yesterday we had another 1st floor staff member test positive for COVID, and today we had another case at Marymount Place. We continue to conduct contract tracing and remain in outbreak testing for both these areas.

Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has 10 Active resident and staff Cases. We had a total of 260 resident or staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has 2 active Resident and Staff cases and a cumulative total of 22 cases. Note the memory care cases count both for the nursing home and assisted living side. Marymount Place has 3 Active Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 61 resident/staff cases.

Marymount Place, MCU, 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. The eyewear requirement is due to Cuyahoga County’s current Red status for COVID spread.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s call, we expect to see additional cases due to family and friends gathering at home and when visiting our residents. We ask that Marymount Place and SCU residents wear a mask when out of their rooms. Marymount Place and Villa St Joseph visitors: Please do not visit in the common areas at this time. Visitors should not be eating with residents. Social distance when possible. We ask that you not visit if you have cold- or flu-like symptoms. These symptoms include sinus issues like just plain stuffy or runny nose.

The good news is that this weekend’s temperatures will be much more pleasant than they were last weekend. Enjoy this break from the cold and celebrate responsibly on New Year’s Eve. Remember the three W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.