Contact: Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2020
Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update
Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, September 30, 2020 –Magnolia Manor President and CEO Mark R. Todd reported that for the fourth consecutive week, no campus reported any active COVID-19 cases among residents.
During the past seven days, Magnolia Manor began limited outdoor visitation at most facilities in accordance with Department of Public Health guidelines.
“This report means some of our campuses can now begin moving toward Governor Kemp’s executive order related to family visitation. Family members should contact the Magnolia Manor facility where their loved one lives for more information on scheduling limited outdoor visitation.”
“I am also happy to report that we now have access to testing that typically provides results in less than half an hour. The swab for this test is not as invasive, so this will be easier for residents and staff. We look forward to having results much faster than we’ve been able to get them in the past.”
Supplies of these tests are still somewhat limited, but Magnolia Manor already has enough to implement their use in all of its skilled nursing facilities.
“We look forward to getting more so we can use them across the organization.”
Todd also reported that only one employee tested positive this week, and that was at the Columbus West campus.
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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