Dear Maristhill Residents and Families,
Today we received the test results of our March 15th testing of negative residents and staff. I regret to inform you that we had two positive residents from that testing. The total number of residents that have tested Covid positive has been five in March. We lost one resident in their fight with Covid this past week. We have one resident that is Recovered from Covid and will remain on the quarantine unit for observation. At this time we have three active Covid positive resident cases on the Covid wing in the facility. We will continue to monitor the residents during this isolation period for any sign and symptoms of Covid-19. During these past month’s testing period none of our staff has tested positive. We will again test only our residents and staff that have been negative on March 18th.
We should all remember that the vaccine does not ensure that a person cannot be infected with the Covid-19 virus, but it will help minimize the effects of the virus. The continued use of facemasks, hand washing with soap or the use of hand sanitizer will help the efforts to control the spread of Covid-19. Please find enclosed a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health discussing the Post Vaccination Prevention Protocols. If you need to obtain a vaccination, please utilize the DPH website at https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine.
We are asking families of our residents to provide us with the primary contact email so that we can provide information regarding important information. Please send an email to Anthony Taddeo, our Administrative Support Coordiantor. His email is Ataddeo@covh.org. We have had many families respond to this request, but it will be helpful to have a majority of the primary contact individuals respond for their family member. Thank you for your assistance.
Thank you all for your support. If you have any questions, please let me know.