Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center Visitation Update, Per New DPH Guidance
As of December 8, 2020, the COVID-19 cases at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center remain the same as reported yesterday. Please refer to yesterday’s post for that information.
However, one item that has changed from yesterday is our ability to open up to visitors. Under the guidance at the time of the writing yesterday, we were expecting to be able to bring our families back in for visits. With new guidance issued from the Department of Public Health today, we will not be able to hold visits at this time. The portion of the regulation that references this situation is: The facility must not have any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in residents or staff in the past 14 days; however, notwithstanding this condition, if a facility determines that a confirmed or suspected case within the facility presents a risk for all units, the facility in its discretion may suspend indoor visitation.
As described in my post yesterday, our most recent confirmed case was on December 1, 2020.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and we are sorry we will not be able to open up for visits at this time. Once we are past the required 14 days, we will reassess on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns for residents/families living on the Birch and Cedar Units, please contact Mary Poirier. For residents living on the Alder Unit, please contact Gwynne Nikolits, Social Worker.
Also, keep in mind that a Virtual Visit is always an option and is encouraged.
If there is anything that we can do to support you in this time, please give us a call. 508-433-4400.
Carol Kapolka, Executive Director
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center