Dear Maristhill Residents and Families,
The facility has come through one of our most difficult times with the Covid-19 virus and I am pleased to inform you that almost every resident in the facility has received the second dose of the vaccine from Walgreens. Since January 2nd we have had eight additional rounds of Covid-19 testing for all of our Negative residents and staff. The results during these eight rounds of testing resulted in only one resident and one staff person testing positive for Covid-19. We have been Covid-19 free since our test date of January 7, 2021.
The second dose of the vaccine has been and our pharmacy vaccinated 65 staff/volunteers and 60 residents with the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on January 29th. A first dose was provided on January 29th for twelve residents and eighty-seven staff/volunteers that were unable to receive a dose on January 8th. The final vaccine clinic will be held on February 16th to provide the second dose of the vaccine to those that received the first dose on January 29th.
The facility has been notified by the Department of Public Health that we may begin providing on a limited basis in-person visits that will be spread out during the week including weekends. The in-person visits at this point in time of the pandemic are a concern to us given the recent Covid-19 virus outbreak we just encountered at Maristhill. The Department of Public Health guidance strongly advises the use of electronic virtual communications. We ask that you continue to use virtual communication as we identify those residents that are in greatest need of the in-person visits. We will continue to utilize the visitation request process as we did previously. Please be aware that the in-person visitation program will evolve as we see a decline with the Covid-19 positivity rates in our area. Also, we request that you consider receiving the Covid-19 vaccine to help us in fighting this pandemic.
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.