Contact: Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2021
Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update
Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, March 24, 2021 –Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reports that COVID community infection rates are continuing to decline. According to the Department of Public Health numbers, county positivity rates for Bibb, Bryan, Camden, Colquitt, Glynn, Liberty, Marion, Muscogee and Sumter Counties are now below 10% infection rates. Camden, Glynn, Marion and Sumter County are currently below a 5% positivity rate. During the last two weeks there were no reported positive residents and only one reported employee at Columbus West Nursing Center.
“The vaccine seems to be having a positive impact for everyone in reducing positivity rates. All residents and employees who wanted the vaccine have now received both doses. “
As most of our campuses report no active COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks and the community infection rates are stable and falling, we continue to follow all guidelines and directives from the Governor’s Office, the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the federal government for regulations at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The regulations and policies for our facilities continue to evolve as the positivity numbers decline.
“Magnolia Manor now has the ability to host not only outdoor visitation, but also we have scheduled indoor visitation. It’s fantastic to be able to have our families be able to visit with our residents face to face now”.
Magnolia Manor wants to continue to encourage everyone to be vaccinated. Now is not the time to let our guard down because the virus is still a threat. We still await approval for our institutional pharmacy to be cleared to receive vaccines in order to make additional doses available to those who were not vaccinated, but those that qualify for vaccines in their communities are highly encouraged to get it done through their local sources. As of Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Governor Kemp has opened vaccines up to all Georgia citizens ages 16 and older.
Since March 26, 2020, Magnolia Manor has provided routine press releases since the coronavirus pandemic hit our communities in February 2020. First weekly and now bi-weekly reports were produced to create a transparent platform for information to our residents and their families, along with the communities we serve, concerning all of the efforts being made at Magnolia Manor to fight this deadly disease. After a long and challenging year, it is now time to move to a monthly report. Starting with our next report on, May 5, 2021, we will send additional press releases on the first Wednesday of every month moving forward. We will also be prepared to give a report in-between as the need arises. Facility specific questions can be directed to the leadership in each building.
As Magnolia Manor continues the push to get back to more normal operations, resident admissions are now open for all of our buildings. We are also expanding our workforce with new salary scales, sign on bonuses for nursing staff and additional benefits for full and part time employees. Now is the time to join a caring and dedicated staff. We will also continue to follow all guidelines for safety and security through infection control procedures including the use of face masks, hand washing and testing while continuing the use of PPE as needed.
“Magnolia Manor wants you to consider becoming part of our family. We have places for your loved ones to live in a safe and secure environment. We also have staff opportunities for those looking for a rewarding career. Please give Magnolia Manor a look when thinking about resident support needs or fulfilling employee career goals. Visit our website for more information at www.magnoliamanor.com. “
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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