May 27, 2020
We are at the beginning of a new week and I am happy to bring you up-to-date on the latest news of St. Joseph’s Home.
Our Residents are doing well; they are admirable in accepting the limitations that we have upon us. Our chief aim is to keep them safe and well, and find ways of making the days active and happy for them!
We have remained virus free in our Home and we pray daily to remain that way. A few of our staff have had to be tested when they exhibited certain symptoms and when cleared they return to work.
This past week the supervisors in our Home had a conference call with members of the Health Department, Office of the inspector general, nursing care specialists from the Norton Health Care System, epidemiologists and some others. We reviewed our procedures for infection control, use of patient protective equipment (PPE), etc. We have planned and are preparing an area in our Home for the isolation of any Resident who might become infected with Covid-19.
On June 3 our Residents, Sisters and staff will be tested for the virus. The members of the State testing commission will do the testing of 150 people in our Home.
Thank you for your care and concern, your prayers and the many kindnesses that you are showing to us. It is all appreciated very much. Please know that myself and Oglanda Butler, our Social Service Director, are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
God bless you and please take good care of yourselves,
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