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

We had another staff member test positive for COVID late yesterday. We conducted contact tracing and tested second floor residents and staff. We had one resident test positive this morning and is now in quarantine and doing well. We DO NOT believe any of the cases are related based on the contact tracing we have done so far.

Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has 3 Active staff and or Resident Cases. We had a total of 184resident or staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has 0 active Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 14 cases. MarymountPlace has 0 Active Resident or Staff cases — and a cumulative total of 30resident/staff cases.

These cases make it imperative for me to note the following if you plan to visit your loved one:

  • Please be truthful when answering the COVID questions when you arrive and sign in with the receptionist or Supervisor. If you have had an exposure to someone who is COVID positive, or think you had such an exposure, we ask that you not visit until you are tested and receive results.
  • If you think you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID or have been tested for COVID and are awaiting results, please call our nursing supervisor and advise them accordingly. If you test positive for COVID, you cannot visit for 14 days. Remember, we must follow CMS guidelines regarding exposures and visitation requirements.

For staff: if you are more than 5 months from your initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or the second dose of your Pfizer or Moderna vaccine but haven’t received your booster and have an exposure, you need to quarantine and will not be able to come to work. 

  • We are offering a vaccine clinic on April 26 for residents and staff. We need your completed COVID-19 Vaccine Request and Consent Form by Friday, April 22 if you decide to receive the booster or second booster shot.

Now that airlines have made masks optional, and the weather is warm, I expect we’ll see more COVID cases trickle in. Continue to be diligent with handwashing, mask-wearing, and watch your distance. Stay safe everyone!