Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mary Ann Morse Healthcare continues to take a proactive approach to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our residents, their families and friends, and our staff. We are also committed to providing timely information and updates regarding the virus and efforts to help mitigate its spread. You may find periodic updates here.
Below are answers to frequently asked questions, ranging from the Omicron variant to our infection control protocols, visitation policies, and other COVID topics. You can also view our latest COVID informational videos:
COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A with Dr. Gottlieb
Our State Of The Art Disinfection Technology
If you do not find the answer to your question here, we invite you to contact us by submitting your question through the Contact Us Today form below. We will respond within 24 hours of receiving your request. Should you have a specific question regarding a resident at one of our communities, please contact the respective Executive Director at the community directly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Mary Ann Morse managing the Omicron variant?
To support the health and safety of our residents, their loved ones, and our staff, we continue to follow evidence-based safety and infection control protocols currently in place. In line with the CDC’s updated guidance, we are recommending that all individuals – whether fully vaccinated or not – wear masks whenever indoors. Masks are required for visitors in all common areas and are strongly encouraged when in residents’ suites, regardless of vaccination status, or as otherwise required by law. Any resident or associate who tests positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate and obtain a negative test result before returning to community life.
What are Mary Ann Morse vaccination requirements for staff?
As part of our continued effort to maintain a safe community for all who live, visit, and work with us, all Mary Ann Morse associates are required to receive an FDA-authorized and/or -approved COVID-19 and booster vaccination as a condition of employment. In addition, staff members are screened upon entry to each community and undergo regular training to ensure they are following the latest safety precautions and protocols. Testing of staff and residents is performed in adherence with all CDC, EOEA, DPH, and local health department guidelines.
What are Mary Ann Morse visitation policies?
We are currently supporting visits with residents at Mary Ann Morse at Heritage and Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center. Below are general visitation guidelines. In addition, each community may have its own specific guidelines and safety measures, which can be found here: Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center | Mary Ann Morse at Heritage.
- All visitors are expected to follow visitation guidelines required by the community to help maintain the health and safety of all residents, family members, staff and other visitors.
- All visitors should be fully vaccinated and must check in and be screened at the front desk prior to admittance. Visitors are strongly encouraged to share their vaccination status.
- Any visitor who tests positive with symptoms of COVID-19 infection within 10 days prior to visiting or who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive within 5 days prior to visiting – regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status – will not be permitted to visit a resident.
- Regardless of vaccination status, all residents and visitors are required to wear facial coverings and socially distance at all times while in our communities and in visitation areas.
- We strongly recommend limiting visitors to two people in a room at one time, and maintain adequate social distance from other residents and staff as much as possible, as the best infection control practice.
- All visits must take place within a resident’s apartment or designated visitation areas. Visits are not allowed in public areas.
- Weekly visitation hours are as follows:
- Mary Ann Morse at Heritage – 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center – 8:00AM – 8:00PM (preferred)
What training and processes are Mary Ann Morse employees following to help limit the spread of the virus?
- All employees and associates undergo regular training on proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are expected to follow all safety precautions and industry best practices.
- Associates must wear appropriate PPE, relevant to their role within the community, including wearing full PPE when providing direct care to residents and follow all protocols.
- Testing of staff and residents is performed in adherence with all CDC, EOEA, DPH and local health department guidelines.
- Associates closely monitor residents in all of our communities for signs of COVID-19 symptoms during visits, programming, and community activities. Associates also work to ensure residents and visitors follow community safety protocols.
- Hand sanitation stations are available throughout each community for use by staff, residents, and visitors.
- Regular COVID testing is available to all residents and associates.
Our 3-Step Disinfection Protocol
- Adherence to stringent cleaning and disinfection protocols as recommended by the CDC, EOEA, DPH, and local health departments with CDC-recommended, hospital-grade disinfectants.
- Our Puro Sentry Mobile UV Disinfecting Units emit broad spectrum UV light to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in a space.
- Our HaloFogger Disinfection System generates a turbulent aerosol that uses evaporation to quickly disperse concentrated micro-droplets to kill germs where they hide. No other whole-room disinfection technology is more effective.
AirOasis Air Purification
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp. facilities also use AirOasis air purification technology in selected areas which create long-lasting airborne ions, safely clearing the air and cleaning surfaces with two highly effective ionization technologies and germicidal UV.
Screening & Testing Seniors for COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of choosing a senior living community or skilled nursing facility with the highest standards of safety and precaution. Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp. facilities have established rigorous safety measures that would be difficult to replicate at home. Residents are assessed daily for signs or symptoms of illness, and face coverings are required. Staff members are screened upon entry to the building and undergo regular training to ensure they are following the latest safety precautions and protocols. Testing of staff and residents is performed in adherence with all CDC, EOEA, DPH and local health department guidelines. Mary Ann Morse at Heritage, Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, and Mary Ann Morse Private Duty Home Care have sufficient quantities of PPE in inventory.
We are always available to respond to your questions on the measures we are taking to protect our seniors.