McGregor's Response to the COVID-19 Virus
McGregor COVID-19 Update
This statement is from Ann Conn, President, and CEO, McGregor Foundation
May 26, 2020
Since learning of the global COVID-19 threat, McGregor has been determined to do all we can to protect the health of our residents and team members. On March 25th, we received confirmation of a resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Gardens of McGregor and Amasa Stone. Subsequently, we have learned of two other residents and two staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. We have contacted our local health department and are working closely with them to ensure that we are taking every necessary precaution for both residents and teams across all five McGregor campuses. Today, we are admitting one resident who will be recovering in our COVID isolation unit. Otherwise, we are not aware of any other residents or team members at McGregor who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. We will continue to update our website with any new information concerning any new cases of the disease.
We will continue the increased safety measures at all McGregor locations which we began shortly after we learned of the coronavirus threat.
These follow the CDC’s guidelines for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Healthcare Facilities:
• All employees are screened for temperature and symptoms at the beginning of work shifts.
• All employees are wearing masks while in the building
• Employees with symptoms are asked to self-quarantine at home and immediately contact a physician.
• No visitors are allowed into the buildings.
• All residents are receiving daily health screenings to quickly identify any change of condition within our health areas.
We have been and will continue to be, vigilant with infection control protective measures for all residents and employees in order to protect our campus. Our community is like family, and we all share the concern about each other during this time. Our hearts and prayers are with the affected residents and their families.
May 26, 2020 -Ramped-up COVID-19 testing
Governor De Wine announced that 10-person Congregate Care Unified Response Teams will begin testing for the coronavirus among all staff working in Ohio's 960 long-term care facilities in an effort to contend with outbreaks in those facilities. Medically training members of the Ohio National Guard will assist in taking test samples.
ODH COVID-19 Update
April 16, 2020--Dr. Amy Acton's orders for nursing facilities to notify residents, guardians and sponsors
Safety is Our Top Concern and Priority
We are closely monitoring the updates from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Our proactive response will align with their recommendations. McGregor’s primary focus is the health and well-being of its residents and associates.
What should I know about COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person like the flu. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The virus spreads person-to-person like the flu.
What Can I do to protect myself and my loved ones?
What can I do to protect myself and my loved ones?
Review the CDC Household Checklist to confirm you have necessary preparations in place.
Avoid close contact with people who are experiencing symptoms.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Clean and disinfect surfaces in your home that are touched frequently with disinfectant.
Avoid traveling to places with widespread or sustained community transmission of COVID-19. A good place for reliable travel information can be found on the CDC Travel Page.
More information about this virus can be found on the CDC Website.
Thank You, McGregor!