Important message from Kay Schumacher, Executive Director, Cerenity – Marian of Saint Paul

At Cerenity – Marian of Saint Paul, our priority is the health, wellness and safety of our residents and associates. We are in very close communications our state and local health officials to ensure we are taking all appropriate steps to prevent the spread of the virus.

What is the status of COVID-19 in the community?

As of August 3, we are pleased to report that no resident has tested positive for coronavirus. A total of 13 employees have tested positive. We are thankful that eight have recovered and returned to work. Five employees are still recovering in home quarantine.

Residents and employees of Cerenity – Marian have completed three rounds of testing as part of the State of Minnesota’s coronavirus testing program for senior living communities. We continue to be in close communication with our state and local health officials to ensure we are implementing all appropriate measures.

We encourage families to schedule an outside visit or a virtual visit with your loved one. Go to the contact us page on our website – www.cerenityseniorcare.org/contact to schedule a visit or send an email to a loved one.

Infection Control Measures:

Since March, we have followed all recommended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and our state and local health departments. Because we have taken this situation very seriously, our campus has been:

  • Monitoring and screening residents daily for symptoms of respiratory illness, temperature and oxygen levels.
  • Providing face masks to all residents to wear whenever one of our staff is in their room or apartment or when they venture outside their room or apartment.
  • Implementing social distance measures including providing meals to residents in their rooms or apartments, offering one-on-one activities, and discouraging residents from congregating in common areas.
  • Restricting visitors to only essential health care services and compassionate care situations such as end of life. Even those visitors must be screened and free of symptoms before they are allowed to enter with protective precautions in place. 
  • Encouraging health care providers to use telehealth when possible.
  • Screening all employees for symptoms and temperature prior to beginning work.  Employees are not allowed in the building if they are ill.  Any employee who exhibits symptoms is instructed to self-quarantine at home and/or seek medical care.
  • Requiring all associates to wear face masks and face shields while providing care.
  • Implementing enhanced infection control measures, including extra efforts to clean and disinfect all high-touch areas throughout the building. 

As we navigate this challenge, we are especially grateful for our dedicated caregivers, who are working tirelessly to ensure a clean, safe environment for all who live and work here. We all remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for all our residents. 

For the latest updates, please check our hotline, 763-951-0877.