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

September 23, 2020

Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update

Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, September 23, 2020Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reported that for the for the third consecutive week, no campus reported any active COVID-19 cases among residents.

“This is really good news made better by the fact we only had one new employee test positive this week.”

“Late last week we reported on Governor Kemp’s executive order creating a three-tiered plan to allow visitors in long-term care facilities like Magnolia Manor. Having no new cases among residents or staff during the previous twenty-eight days is part of that visitor access plan, as is meeting county positivity thresholds. Some of our campuses are already on their way to meeting the Governor’s targets. We must all do our part to keep the county positivity rates down. Our residents need safe visits with family.”

“Our St. Simons and Americus Nursing Centers have now passed fourteen days with no positive resident cases. The Americus Nursing Center’s county positivity rate has been below five percent for the past two weeks, and all of our other skilled nursing facilities are located in counties with positivity rates below ten percent.

Magnolia Manor will be implementing outdoor visitation. DPH defines outdoor visitation as “preferred when possible given the lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow. If the facility is undergoing an outbreak, outside visits may occur if the facility has staffing to support outbreak containment and the observation required for outside visits. Outdoor visits are only for non-symptomatic and non-COVID positive residents”. For specific information regarding the implementation of outdoor visitation at Magnolia Manor, please visit www.magnoliamanor.com.


As previously reported, the Americus Nursing Center reports no COVID-positive residents in-house or in the hospital. Thirty-six residents have recovered since the first positive case appeared on March 22. No new employees tested positive during the past week.

The Americus Retirement Center and the Mattie Marshall Memory Care program in Americus once again report no new resident or employee cases. One Retirement Center resident was previously reported as having recovered.

The Columbus East campus also reported no resident or employee cases. Thirty-three residents have recovered since the campus reported its first positive case on May 27.

At Columbus West, there have been six resident cases since the pandemic began. Four recovered since the first positive case was recognized on July 7.

The Columbus Assisted Living program reports that there have been no new cases this week among either residents or employees.

Magnolia Manor’s Marion County campus also reports no new resident or employee cases, and there are no residents receiving care in-house or in the hospital. Magnolia Manor previously reported sixteen residents recovered since the first positive case on May 5.

Magnolia Manor South in Moultrie reports no known campus resident or employee cases. Seven residents previously tested positive. All were asymptomatic, and all have recovered.

Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill also continues to report no new resident cases. The one resident who previously tested positive has recovered. One employee tested positive this week.

The St. Simons Nursing Center reported that no residents are receiving care either in-house or in the hospital. Twenty-four residents have now recovered since the first positive case was reported on July 26.

The St. Simons Assisted Living program reports no residents are receiving care for COVID-19 in-house, or in the hospital. Three residents have recovered since our first positive case on August 26.

Magnolia Manor of St. Marys continues to report no new resident or employee cases.

Sixty-two Midway campus residents in Liberty County have recovered since our first positive case on July 6. No new employee positives have been identified.

Magnolia Manor’s Macon campus has again reported no new resident or employee cases.

The organization has regularly reported that any staff with symptoms are placed on leave and must be cleared before returning to work. Residents testing positive receive care on campus with separation from other residents to help control the spread. Strict infection control protocols are utilized across the organization, including the use of PPE.

Magnolia Manor continues to follow 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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