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Contact: Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications
Telephone: 229.931.5925
Email: tkinslow@magnoliamanor.com
Website: www.magnoliamanor.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2021

Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update

Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, May 5, 2021Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reports that COVID community infection rates have bounced around over the last month. According to the Department of Public Health (DPH) numbers, county positivity rates for Bibb, Bryan, Camden, Marion and Muscogee Counties have declined. Colquitt, Glynn, Liberty and Sumter Counties on average have moved up slightly but continue to have smaller numbers than before. Bibb, Camden, Colquitt and Sumter are below 5% positivity rate while Bryan, Glynn, Liberty, Marion and Muscogee are still below a 10% positivity rate.

“Community positivity rates have remained relatively steady over the last month and all residents and employees who have been fully vaccinated seem to be well protected. All efforts are being made to insure that these and other protections continue throughout all Magnolia Manor facilities”

All of our campuses report no active COVID-19 cases in the past 30 days and there has been only one employee test positive, at the Americus Nursing Center, during the same time frame. Even though things are improving, we still are following the directives from multiple agencies including the Governor’s Office, DPH and the federal government for regulations at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS).

“Magnolia Manor has been working steadily to reopen services and get back to more normal operations for our residents and their families. We are facing a severe staffing issue which has limited how fast these services can be reinstated. We know everyone is anxious to spend unlimited time with their loved ones. Due to staffing limitations, our visitation schedules have been established to ensure we have proper staffing to provide care for our residents and also follow the guidelines for outside visitors. ”

Magnolia Manor continues to encourage everyone to be vaccinated because the virus is still a threat. We now have vaccines available through our institutional pharmacy for our staff and residents and are working on procedures to make them available to those who were not vaccinated. Those that qualify for vaccines in their communities are highly encouraged to continue to get it done through their local sources. All Georgia citizens ages 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine.

Since March 26, 2021 Magnolia Manor has not provided a press release concerning the coronavirus pandemic in our communities as we have moved to a monthly reporting period. We still want to use this platform for information transparency to our residents and their families, along with the communities we serve, because all of the efforts being made at Magnolia Manor to fight this deadly disease continues daily. This has been a long and challenging year, and the leadership and staff at Magnolia Manor continue to make the effort to meet resident expectations to the best of our abilities, but we still need people to have patience and understanding. Facility specific questions can be directed to the leadership in each building to determine how our reopening procedures are being implemented at each location.

As Magnolia Manor continues to 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, testing while continuing the use of PPE as needed.

Magnolia Manor is focused on the essential services until we are fully staffed again. We have places for your loved ones to live in a safe and secure environment. Any new residents who are admitted or current residents who travel out overnight that have been vaccinated are not required to quarantine. Non-vaccinated residents are required to quarantine for ten (10) days. We also have staff opportunities for those looking for a rewarding career. Employees who are fully vaccinated, do not have to be tested. Non-vaccinated employees are tested weekly.”

“We encourage you to consider giving Magnolia Manor an opportunity when thinking about resident support needs or fulfilling career goals. Visit our website for more information at www.magnoliamanor.com.”

 

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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