Hello Village at Marymount Family, Friends, and Staff. This is Executive Director Sue Nall.
Today I spoke with our County Board of Health contact. Visitation in the areas (Skilled Care Unit and Rehabilitative Care Unit/Clare Hall) where there may have been contact with the positive person will remain on HOLD at this time. If there are no more positive cases, then we should resume visits on June 11 for those areas. Memory Care and Continuing Care Unit visits can continue.
I’ve received several calls and emails wondering if nursing homes should have legal rights to require all workers be vaccinated to safeguard residents. At this point, most facilities are not making this requirement. The main reason is the vaccine has not gone through the FDA’s final approval process.
There are exceptions. We have residents and staff advised against receiving the vaccine due to medical conditions/treatments. We saw a person with allergies have a reaction to the vaccine. They can’t receive the second dose. Unfortunately, we won’t get to a 100% vaccination rate due to individual cases like this.
The administrative team and I continue educating families and staff about the virus. Our infectious disease physician has spoken to staff and answered questions. We will continue to do these things. Social media has done a disservice by the way it portrays the vaccination process. People are truly scared. Hopefully, this information helps you understand what we have done and challenges we face.
Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has (2) Active Staff Cases and no (0) Active Resident Cases. We have a total of 92 resident and staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has no Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 1 case. Marymount Place has no Active Resident or staff cases — and a cumulative total of 11 resident/staff cases.
Stay safe and be aware COVID hasn’t gone away. Do your part. Educate yourself so you can make the right decisions for you and your family.