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Contact: Steve Vinson, Senior VP for Communications, Emeritas
Telephone: 229.931.5925
Cell: 662.891.3236
Email: svinson@magnoliamanor.com
Website: www.magnoliamanor.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2020

Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update

Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, July 29, 2020

Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reported that while the Americus Nursing Center has seen no new cases for eight weeks, the St. Simons Nursing Center and Midway campuses have both seen sharp rises in the number of resident cases this week.

“These increases mirror the communities in which they are located. Both counties have seen double digit increases among the general population over the past two weeks. Experience tells us that when the community is affected, the virus seems to find a way in. We have seen this pattern in other locations where we have campuses. For instance, our Americus campus is in Sumter County which has seen only a nine percent increase in the same period. Meanwhile, Glynn County has seen a 24 percent increase, and Liberty County a 42 percent increase.”

The Glynn and Liberty county campuses saw the only new resident cases in the organization that serves about 1,500 older adults daily in nine locations across South Georgia.

The Americus Nursing Center has no known COVID-positive residents inhouse or hospitalized, and no employees have tested positive in the past week.

The Americus Retirement Center has no new resident or employee cases, and the only resident to have tested positive has recovered after exhibiting no symptoms.

The Mattie Marshall Memory Care program in Americus continues to report no resident or employee cases.

The Columbus East campus has no new resident or employee cases this week. Nineteen residents continue to receive care in-house, and none are hospitalized. Fourteen have recovered and eight have died from the virus.

At Columbus West, there have been no new resident or employee positives this week. Three residents continue to receive in-house care. Two residents have recovered, and fortunately, there have been no new deaths this week.

At the Columbus Assisted Living program, there have been no new cases reported this week among either residents or employees.

Magnolia Manor’s Marion County campus has reported no new resident or employee cases in the past week. Five residents are receiving care in-house, and none are in the hospital. Magnolia Manor is pleased to report that eleven residents have now recovered. Since the outbreak hit the facility, and there have been three deaths.

Magnolia Manor South in Moultrie reports no campus residents or employees have tested positive this week.

Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill also reports no new resident or employee cases.

The St. Simons Nursing Center has seven newly identified resident cases, with two receiving care inhouse and four hospitalized. Sadly, one resident has died from COVID-19. There have been no new employee cases this week.

The St. Simons Assisted Living program reports no new positive resident or employee cases.

Magnolia Manor of St. Marys also has reported no new resident cases, but one employee tested positive this week.

The Midway campus in Liberty County reports eighteen new resident cases this week. Eleven are receiving care inhouse, and seven are hospitalized. One has already recovered after previously testing positive. There are three new employee cases this week.

Magnolia Manor’s Macon campus has once again reported no new resident or employee cases.

The organization has regularly reported that any staff with symptoms are placed on leave and must be cleared before returning to work. Residents testing positive receive care in a special campus quarantine unit to help control the spread. Strict infection control protocols are utilized across the organization, including the use of PPE.

Magnolia Manor continues to follow all guidelines recommended by the CDC, CMS and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

As a 501(c)(3) faith-based nonprofit, Magnolia Manor welcomes donations, which are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Headquartered in Americus, Georgia, Magnolia Manor is a faith-based, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization affiliated by covenant with the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Magnolia Manor was established in 1959 and employs almost 1,000 staff who serve about 1,500 senior adults daily throughout South Georgia. Services at our nine locations are open to all persons, regardless of denominational affiliation. We provide various levels of care, including Independent Living, Catered Care, Personal Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitative Therapy and specialized Memory Care.

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