Dear St. Paul Hermitage Families and Friends,
I have wonderful news to share with you this evening. ISDH was able to process our pending test before taking the weekend off. The results came back negative. What a blessing. The resident was thrilled as they are now able to enjoy the beautiful weather that this weekend has in store. We are still waiting on the results from the test done on our employee as it was done at a different site.
Our current COVID 19 status is that we have had no COVID 19 positive residents. We have one test pending. We have had eight COVID positive employees. All our staff are recovered and have returned to work. We have had no COVID 19 related hospitalizations or deaths for both employees and residents.
Our residents enjoyed time outdoors. We were able to get some patio time in prior to the afternoon thunderstorm. Our residents also enjoyed video chats and window visits with family. I want to let you know that you can once again schedule your virtual chats through the activity directors. Our Health Care Activity Director has returned to work. You no longer need to schedule it through me. You can schedule your virtual chats by e-mailing Misti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder that I am collecting “heart felt hugs” for our next employee event. I want to invite you again to offer your appreciation by writing some words of gratitude on the paper attached to this e-mail. Your words and creativity will do so much to encourage our staff as they continue to do their good work. Please put it in an envelope and drop it off or mail it to me prior to June 5. Thank you for your participation in this act of love.
In Christ’s Peace,
Sr. Heather Jean