Contact: Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2020
Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update
Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, October 21, 2020 –
Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reported that for the seventh consecutive week, no campus reported any active COVID-19 cases among residents.
“To have no new confirmed resident cases in the past two months is really encouraging. After such a difficult year, this is a breath of fresh air for our staff.”
“We did have one staff member test positive at our Columbus West campus in the past two weeks, but there were no others anywhere across the organization. Since we have more than 1,300 employees at nine campuses across South Georgia, we are thankful for such a low number.”
Magnolia Manor is continuing outdoor visitation at most facilities in accordance with Department of Public Health guidelines.
“Family members should contact the Magnolia Manor facility where their loved one lives for more information on scheduling limited outdoor visitation.”
“As the rapid results tests become more available, we are better able to protect our residents and staff by getting results quicker. We will continue to test residents and employees according to established guidelines, and look forward to the day when a vaccine is available to everyone. Until then, we will do what we can to protect those we serve.”
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. When even 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.
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.