February 10, 2021
Dear Residents, Family Members, and Friends of Morningside Ministries,
We are happy to share, for the second week in a row, that we do not have any new cases of COVID-19 to report amongst residents or staff at either of our communities. As part of our ongoing efforts to combat this virus and per state requirements, we continue to provide weekly testing for Skilled Nursing staff. In addition, we remain vigilant in practicing COVID-19 safety precautions and protocols at our communities.
To date, all levels of care and all staff at Morningside have been offered the COVID-19 vaccine. Our overall staff vaccination rate between both communities currently sits at 70%. We continue to educate our staff on the details and importance of the vaccine, especially while reporting into work here at our senior living facilities. And though we are highly encouraging the COVID-19 vaccine for the health and safety of all at Morningside, we are not mandating it at this time.
Morningside continues to abide by visitation guidelines for senior living facilities set forth by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission to ensure the best chances for you to see your loved ones. However, rules and regulations are subject to change as the situation evolves. Current visitation opportunities are as follows:
- Menger Springs is hosting visitations in Independent Living buildings, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing. Please continue to follow the guidelines provided to you by the Executive Director.
- The Meadows is hosting limited visitations at the Independent Living facilities. Assisted Living is hosting outdoor and indoor booth visitations, as well as Essential Caregiver visits by appointment only. Skilled Nursing remains limited to closed window and Essential Caregiver visits by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact your administrator.
With a vaccine amongst us, it is tempting to let our guards down, but we must remain steadfast in our efforts to practice COVID-19 safety measures. Please continue to wear your masks, wash your hands often, and practice social distancing when possible, it is up to each of us to protect our loved ones.
Morningside remains committed to transparency surrounding COVID-19 at our communities, while also respecting the privacy of those involved. We will continue to provide you with weekly updates on our efforts surrounding COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and continued support while we navigate through this challenging situation. Should you have any questions, please contact your respective administrator.
Morningside Ministries Staff