Contact: Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2020
Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update
Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, October 7, 2020 –Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reported that for the fifth consecutive week, no campus reported any active COVID-19 cases among residents. We are also happy to announce that after today’s weekly press release, we will be moving to a bi-weekly report. The next release will be posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. Daily statistical updates will continue on the website.
“I am also happy to report that no employees tested positive at any campus during the past week.”
Since campus and county positivity rates have been declining, Magnolia Manor is continuing outdoor visitation at most facilities in accordance with Department of Public Health guidelines.
“As we said last week, family members should contact the Magnolia Manor facility where their loved one lives for more information on scheduling limited outdoor visitation.”
Supplies of tests with rapid results remain somewhat limited.
“Magnolia Manor continues to test residents and employees according to established guidelines, even if we have to use the tests that make everyone wait longer for results.”
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
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