Hello Village at Marymount Families, Friends, and Staff. This is Sue Nall the Executive Director.
We had a Villa St. Joseph staff member and resident test positive for COVID today. We were monitoring and testing the staff member regularly since they were exposed to a COVID-positive family member. They had tested negative last time they were in the building. The staff member tested negative during their last shift worked and is not in the building. The resident was found during outbreak testing. The Marymount Place residents were also tested today with no positive cases noted today.
Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has 6 Active staff and or Resident Cases. We had a total of 221 resident or staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has no active Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 14 cases. Marymount Place has 1 Active Resident or Staff cases — and a cumulative total of 41 resident/staff cases. The good news is none of the cases seem to be related.
Because Villa St. Joseph and Marymount Place remain in outbreak mode, we tested all residents today. Staff continue to test regularly each week. All Marymount Place and Villa St. Joseph staff must be in N95 masks and face shields while in the building.
I expect we will see more COVID positive cases throughout the community now that schools are in session. Reminder to visitors: we operate under the CDC & CMS guidance for health care settings. Our visitor policy state all visitors must be asymptomatic and pass our required screenings in the lobby areas. Visitors must wear a mask at all times.
Some heartwarming news today: Villa St. Joseph residents Chester and Ruth Balewski celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary! There was a Mass in our Assisi Hall Chapel. We are blessed to see Chester and Ruth continue to share their life together with us.
Now my public service announcement: please remain vigilant during the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. Wear a mask and watch your distance when in large group settings. Wash and sanitize your hands often. COVID remains a threat as Summer winds down. Stay safe everyone & have a good evening.