On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, a case of COVID-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus, has been diagnosed in an employee from the Mennonite Home.
Staff has notified the public health officials as required and are following both State and Federal guidelines to contain any possible spread. We want residents, their families, and our dedicated staff to be aware of this situation and to reassure everyone that we have and continue to implement the necessary protocols to safeguard our community.
Developments can change very quickly. Our steadfast focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. The staff continue to demonstrate compassion and commitment as they serve the residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful. The random acts of kindness and support that we experience help to sustain us.
In addition, we are following local and state guidelines, as well as from the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS). Through this guidance, Mennonite Village has restricted access to all care areas. These areas include:
- Quail Run Assisted Living
- Mennonite Home Skilled Nursing
- Lydia’s House Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care
- Mary’s Place Adult Foster Home
Visitors to these areas are restricted to certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life. And, in these cases, the number of visitors is restricted to two per resident. Any visitors entering the buildings will be screened by staff.
We have a clinical task force meeting at a minimum of once a week to openly communicate and share best practices and protocols.
All group activities have been canceled, and the Ashwood Court Restaurant Dining room has been closed. Meals are being delivered directly to residents in our Independent Living homes and apartments.
All activities within Mennonite Village Independent Living have been suspended.
As of Monday, June 1, The Lakeside Center Fitness Center opened by appointment only for residents. The center is open in the afternoons limiting the number of residents using the facility at any one time to ensure proper safety precautions. At this time, salons on the Mennonite Village campus remain closed.
All staff, visitors, and vendors entering Mennonite Home, Quail Run Assisted Living, Lydia’s House, Mary’s Place, or the Mennonite Village administrative building are being screened. Mennonite Village requests the staff, residents, and approved essential visitors of the community to follow the recommendations of the CDC and wear face masks in all public settings (grocery stores, pharmacies, post office, public parks, etc.) in addition to maintaining social distancing.
Please see this link for recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
Please refer to this website for regular updates, or call our Emergency Notification Hotline, 541-704-1064.
For further education on COVID-19 its symptoms and how to protect yourself and family members, visit the Centers for Disease Control website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.