Contact: Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2020
Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update
Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, November 18, 2020 – Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reported that most campuses reported no active COVID-19 cases among residents. However, three residents at the Americus Nursing Center and one at the Columbus East campus tested positive in the past fourteen days.
“As the number of cases continues to rise nationwide and across our state, we are carefully evaluating the new statistics as they come in. We continue to do what we can to keep our residents and employees safe.”
“In the past two weeks, two staff members at our Americus Nursing Center and three at our Columbus West campus tested positive. Most are asymptomatic.”
“Once again, these positive test results mirror the increase in the communities where we serve, so we must consider them infected until future tests clear them.”
“Our employees are amazing, compassionate people who go out of their way every day to serve our residents. They endure regular testing and even false positives so they can keep serving.”
The organization has regularly reported that any employee with symptoms or who tests positive is placed on leave and must be cleared before returning to work. If only one employee tests positive on a campus, outbreak testing protocols are implemented. Meanwhile, strict infection control procedures continue to be utilized across the organization, even if no cases of COVID-19 are reported.
“If the nationwide spike continues, it may become necessary to change our visitation policy. We will let everyone know if that happens. Meanwhile, healthy family members are encouraged to visit their loved ones who live at Magnolia Manor through outdoor visitation and with the use of technology.”
Currently, Magnolia Manor is continuing outdoor visitation at most facilities in accordance with Department of Public Health guidelines. We know that the holidays are going to an especially big challenge for everyone, residents and their families as well as staff. Please be patient and understanding.
“We urge family members to follow our guidelines in order to keep everyone safe. Contact the Magnolia Manor facility where your loved one lives for more information on those guidelines and to schedule limited outdoor visitation.”
Magnolia Manor follows 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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