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Morningside Ministries' Response to COVID-19: July 8, 2020 Update

July 8, 2020 by Alina Kesl

July 8, 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members, and Friends of Morningside Ministries,

Since our last weekly COVID-19 update, we have had two additional staff members test positive for COVID-19, one Menger Springs employee and another employee from our Meadows community. Residents and their family members were immediately notified and we have had further communication with those who may have been exposed to the virus. Our isolation procedures have been implemented in accordance with local and state health official guidelines, and the staff members are self-isolating and resting at home. Upon the presumptive exposure by this employee, we immediately put into action our pre-planned, enhanced COVID-19 safety, infection control, and cleaning protocols.

The results of last week’s COVID-19 testing of our Assisted Living residents at The Meadows community have thankfully come back negative, meaning that at this time, none of our Assisted Living residents at The Meadows community are symptomatic or testing positive for COVID-19. We are currently waiting on the test results for residents from our Menger Springs Assisted Living facility, as well as results for our Assisted Living staff at both of our communities. We will provide updates to residents and families as we know more and will continue to post updates every week.

We understand that you have concerns about COVID-19 and the current situation in our communities. Please know that we remain committed to being open and transparent, while respecting the privacy of those involved as we deal with this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your patience, continued support, and prayers while we cautiously navigate through this constantly evolving and challenging situation. Should you have any questions, please contact your respective Executive Director or Administrator.

Sincerely,

Patrick Crump

President & CEO