Dear Maristhill Residents and Families,
We wanted to provide an update of the COVID-19 positive tested residents. As of today, we have had a total of 40 residents that have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic began. Currently we have 10 residents that are in the facility being monitored for signs and symptoms and one has been transferred to the hospital for care. There have been 15 residents that have gone thru the quarantine phase and that we have determined to be COVID 19 Recovered. In addition we are watching five more residents that are nearing the end of their quarantine period so they may be classified as Covid Recovered. Our staff has been affected as well and to date we have 30 staff members testing positive for COVID-19. At the end of last week two staff members informed us that they felt ill and were tested. The results came back positive for both and they were not allowed to work until they go thru the prescribed quarantine period. Currently 12 of the staff members that tested positive have returned to work safely after their mandated quarantine period and an additional four staff members will be deemed Covid Recovered this week. We continue to test staff as needed and anyone who is identified as COVID-19 positive will be not permitted to work until quarantined.
We are pleased to share with you that we have updated our Maristhill website and we hope that this updated version will be helpful for the families to keep in contact with the activities and news from Maristhill. We can be followed on Facebook and Twitter as well. We will be posting letters communicating the ongoing events and news regarding the facility during this COVID 19 pandemic. Visit us at www.Maristhill.org.
We ask that our residents and staff do all that they can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:
- Social Distancing/staying home if possible
- Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
- Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19
- Seek medical assistance as necessary
Thank you all for your support. We will provide updates regularly and we will continue to call daily those families that have COVID + loved ones. If you have any questions, please let me know.