October 18, 2020
Dear Family & Friends of St Joseph Residence,
The news is better this week! All Residents and staff have been tested and all results are negative. The staff member who had the virus is making a good recovery. Everyone is relieved.
While we still have to maintain cautions, we expect the Residents to gain a little freedom in coming days. Visitation plans remain on hold until we go 14 days with negative tests.
We are looking ahead to Halloween and Thanksgiving to be “different” this year. Have you any suggestions?
There will be a big change in our staff this week with the arrival of our new Director of Nursing. After ten+ years, Violeta de los Reyes is going to retire at the end of the month. Her professionalism and skills will be sorely missed.
Despite a late start, Sr. Joanna has had a very successful butterfly harvest and is releasing more than 30 Monarchs into the environment this week. We hope to share some photos on the website.
In the meantime, we hope and pray that you and yours are in good health. Remember those three W’s: wear masks, wash hands, watch distance!
Sr Genevieve Regina and all the Little Sisters
CLICK HERE for our list of current needs
Click here to read a letter from Mother Genevieve
Click here for prayers for healing the Coronavirus
Click here for a statement from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Click here for information from the Department of Aging and Disability Services
Click here for strategies and suggestions from Garfunkel Wild, PC
Message from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
State of New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/