Up-to-date as of 7/2/20 7:09am
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. At this time, 6/09/2020, there is one team member who tested positive. The team member is an “on-call” employee and was last on campus May 29, 2020 (12 days ago.) DHS sent Mary’s Woods follow up that no executive order is being sent to close admissions as it has been 12 days since the team member was on campus. There have not been any resident cases.
Per Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order issued March 23, our entire campus was closed. We continue to have additional security in order to have a presence 24/7. As Clackamas County has implemented Phase 1, our campus is slowly ramping up to reopen, in phases.
Gyms will re-open with parameters for appointments, and preventative protocol. In-person activities, fitness classes and events have been canceled until further notice and the pool is closed 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, outside the state of Oregon, or upon return from a hospital or skilled facility.
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 100.0 or higher.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE
For additional information concerning our COVID-19 response, please visit the Mary’s Woods Family Portal 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 national and regional information and resources about COVID-19, we recommend visiting the following helpful websites of LeadingAge, the CDC, and the Oregon Health Authority.