Hello Village at Marymount Family, Friends, and Staff. This is Sue Nall, the Executive Director.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we just can’t shake the grip COVID has on us. Today we tested residents and staff on the second floor Continuing Care Unit and Memory Care Unit. We had 3 residents on CCU test positive for COVID. We also had 1 staff member test positive. Yesterday we had 2 residents on CCU test positive. All residents were placed in isolation.
Some good news … yesterday we tested Marymount Place residents and staff and had no new cases.
Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has 13 Active resident and staff Cases. We had a total of 286 resident or staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has 0 active Resident and Staff cases and a cumulative total of 23 cases. Marymount Place has 2 Active Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 64 resident/staff cases.
Marymount Place, Memory Care, Clare Hall, and second floor CCU staff must be wearing N95 masks and face shields. Full PPE is required for staff and visitors working with or visiting a COVID positive resident. This means gowns, N95 mask, and face shield. First floor SCU staff will continue to wear surgical masks.
A reminder to visitors: you are required to wear a mask during visits and when moving throughout the facility. Although most residents recover from COVID, others may become seriously ill and require hospitalization. I’m asking for your help so we can avoid passing the virus on to residents. We are required to quarantine COVID-positive residents, which can be difficult for many of them. To add insult to injury, we are required to make modifications to the Activities we can safely offer.
If you are immune compromised, or at a high risk of getting very sick from COVID, the CDC recommends wearing a mask in public. Don’t forget to wash and sanitize hands and watch your distance in social settings. Stay safe everyone.