Since the first reports of the COVID-19 virus were diagnosed in the United States, Mary’s Woods has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Mary’s Woods places the health, wellness and safety of our residents and staff as our highest priority. We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation very closely in order to take all appropriate precautionary measures, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has released guidelines for employers and businesses to contain the spread of the virus.
At this time, our main focus is prevention. We are acting with an abundance of caution; to date, there are No known or active or diagnosed cases.
Per Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order issued March 23, our entire campus is closed. We have added additional security in order to have a presence 24/7 as well as support the nursing staff who may not be able to get around as they used to have been able to do.
In-person activities, fitness classes and events have been canceled until further notice. Mary’s Woods has also closed the pool and fitness centers until further notice in accordance with Executive Order 20-12. However, we are continuing to provide resident engagement through a variety of virtual programs throughout the day.
Residents and staff are receiving ongoing communication updates from our leadership and healthcare teams through multiple channels. Our leadership and healthcare teams, in cooperation with state and local partners, have been diligent in enacting precautions at Mary’s Woods. These measures include reinforcing infection control procedures, limiting the flow of traffic to essential visitors, screening visitors and staff, and enacting a mandatory 14-day self-isolation policy for residents who have recently spent one or more nights away from Mary’s Woods.
In conjunction with these efforts, our residents and staff have been urged to follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for preventing any viral respiratory illness within their community, including regular washing of hands, practicing good cough etiquette, and requiring employees to stay at home if they exhibit signs of the virus and/or have a temperature of 100.5 or higher.
For more detailed information, please visit our Family Portal link at: www.mymaryswoods.org
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Thank you for your support while we ensure the safety and wellness of all of our residents and staff. For the latest information and resources about the coronavirus, we recommend visiting the following helpful websites of LeadingAge, the CDC, and the Oregon Health Authority.