June 19, 2020
To our Residents and Family Members,
I am very happy to let you know we continue to be COVID-19 free among our Residents and staff. We are still conducting weekly testing of everyone in our Home with good results.
We have been very fortunate that the Army National Guard has come to assist us with the many housekeeping and dietary needs of our Home. Please keep these great soldiers in your prayers as they continue to serve us and our country.
Many of you have seen the press release by Governor Murphy announcing outside visitation for nursing homes beginning Sunday, June 21st. We are awaiting detailed guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health. As soon as we receive this guidance, we will let you know. As of right now, our No Visitors Policy remains in effect. While this is upsetting to many of our Residents, and to you, our first priority is to keep our Residents safe and healthy. Every effort is being made to keep them engaged in some type of activity, including going outside for some fresh air one at a time for a bit, if they are able and wish to do so. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding of not allowing visitation so that we continue our forward progress with this health challenge.
As many of you are aware, our Home relies on the generosity of our friends and benefactors for most of the needs required to keep our Residents happy, healthy and well fed. We have experienced a tremendous outpouring of charity from many families, businesses and organizations. We are very grateful for any financial donations that may be considered at this time.
In closing, God is hearing our prayers to keep us strong and bring us through this very difficult time in our memory. A small light is beginning to glow that we can all be together again to enjoy each other’s company. Please know that you are always in our prayers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Sr. Mary Thomas and all the Little Sisters
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