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Morningside Ministries' COVID-19 Update: August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021 by Alina Kesl

DATE:                August 13, 2021

TO:                     Residents, Family Members, Staff & Friends of

                           Morningside Ministries

FROM:               Morningside Ministries Staff

 

Weekly COVID-19 Update for the Morningside Ministries Communities

 

New Cases

Residents

Staff

Notes

The Meadows

2

Independent Living Resident & Skilled Nursing Employee

Menger Springs

1

 

Independent Living Resident

 

Current Vaccination Rates

Residents Staff
The Meadows 95% 81%
Menger Springs 98% 80%

 

* Morningside is not currently mandating the vaccine for residents and staff members, though we highly encourage it for the health and safety of all at our communities; vaccines are required for new employees.

 

Visitation/Testing Guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened for COVID-19 and wear a mask while visiting. Unvaccinated visitors must wear a N95 mask in our Independent Living areas, and all visitors must wear a N95 while in our Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing areas. Please continue to follow the guidelines provided to you by the Executive Directors.

 

  • We are providing weekly COVID-19 testing for staff and voluntary testing for residents.

 

  • Reminder: If you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever, or an upset stomach, please refrain from visiting your loved ones until symptoms clear. What we might believe to be allergies could in fact be COVID.

San Antonio and the surrounding areas are experiencing dangerously high COVID-19 positivity rates and hospitalizations due to the delta variant. 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. We will continue to provide you with weekly updates on our COVID-19 efforts, should you have any questions please contact your respective community director – thank you.