This week we celebrated the Feast of St. Camillus, our Founder and inspiration behind all that we do. On July 14th, 1614, St. Camillus died after living a heroic life of serving the sick for almost 40 years. Seeing the needs of the sick and suffering he once said “I wish I had a hundred hands to serve them.” Today, we carry his mission and legacy of healing in the world today.
Each year we honor St. Camillus by celebrating Feast Week with special Masses, resident and employee lunches and various activities!
This week has been full of Feast Week festivities! Residents campus wide enjoyed a delicious complimentary lunch on Wednesday. Feast Week displays were set up across campus with trivia quizzes and educational pieces to enjoy. On Thursday, residents were treated to ice cream sundaes! Although we were unable to celebrate at Festa Italiana like previous years, residents and staff enjoyed the fun, modified celebrations on campus.
We wanted to provide you with an update on our COVID-19 testing. We continue to test our Skilled Nursing residents and staff working in our Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care buildings every week. We have received the results from this week’s testing, and 4 employees tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing was completed per CDC guidelines, and no residents had a significant exposure from any of these four positive staff members. All staff who are positive for COVID-19 or have had a significant exposure to a person with COVID-19 are at home quarantining and monitoring any symptoms. Weekly testing of our skilled nursing residents is being completed today. We will notify you immediately via phone if your loved ones tests positive for COVID-19. If we receive 0 positive cases for our Skilled Nursing residents, this will be our second consecutive week of negative tests, and we will resume testing only upon admission, when symptomatic or after hospitalizations. We remain in close contact with our local and federal health officials for the most up to date information and protocols to keep our community safe.
Visit our website, www.stcam.com, for the latest updates and news. As always, please call or email us with any questions.
Thank you for your continued support,
Kevin Schwab, Chief Executive Officer
Shannon Angell, Chief Operating Officer