Hello Village at Marymount Family and Staff. This is Executive Director Sue Nall.
Some reminders for our visitors. All visitors must wait at the door to be health screened (temperature and health questions) prior to visiting. All items on the information sheets must be completed in the event of a COVID case, and we need to contact you about a possible exposure.
Visitors are required to wear a mask always covering mouth and nose. No wandering throughout the building. Handwashing must be conducted when necessary.
We are seeing visitors removing their masks once they are checked in – or while on their way to a resident’s room. Masks must always be worn, including while in stairwells, on elevators, and on patient care areas. Keep in mind that despite Gov. DeWine’s lifting of visitor restrictions in facilities, we are still mandated to follow CDC and CMS visitation requirements.
For all compassion care visits, or if your loved one remains in quarantine or is COVID positive, you must wear a surgical mask, face shield, and gown while in their room. Sanitize hands before and after leaving the room.
Thank you for your attention to these necessary details. These precautions are designed to keep residents, staff, and YOU as safe as possible while visiting.
Last week I touched on the COVID Delta variant. Confirmed cases in the U.S. rose by 47% in the week that ended on Sunday. This is the largest weekly rise since April 2020. The increase also came as the Delta variant spreads while vaccination rates fall.
So far, the U.S. has not classified any variant as “high consequence,” but numerous strains have been labeled as “variants of concern” that must be followed closely.
What can you do to help prevent the spread of COVID and any variants? Get vaccinated! The vaccine is the only way we can truly fight — and defeat COVID. I will continue to keep you updated on the latest information. In the meantime, stay safe and thank you for your patience with staff!