At Morgan Orchards, we’re committed to the health and safety of our residents, staff, and community visitors.
In light of easing coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions, we have adjusted our visitation policies at both our independent living and nursing home buildings.
Strode Independent Living
Visitors are once again welcome at Strode but must sign in upon entry and wear a mask when moving about the building.
In-person tours have also resumed. Please call (802) 728-7888 to schedule a personalized tour.
Menig Nursing Home
Due to an increase in positive COVID-19 in our surrounding counties, Menig Nursing Home, all persons entering the building must wear a face mask and complete COVID screening upon entering the building and must wear a mask when moving about the facility. If you are ill, we ask that you refrain from visiting.
Visitation hours are Monday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. We encourage visitors to share their COVID vaccination status. Visitors and residents may not dine together (due to mask requirements). Outings with residents need to be arranged by calling in advance to schedule a date and time. Please call either Kim 802-728-7810 or Jenn at 802-728-7809, Monday through Friday to schedule your outing.
Visitation that includes children who are 11 years old and younger will:
- Be asked to call 802-728-7809 or 802-728-7810, Monday-Friday to schedule visits that include children.
- Require that children are able to tolerate a mask during visitation.
- Include an alternate Menig location for these visits.
Menig staff is working diligently to provide the safest care for our residents through:
- Universal masking for all staff and caregivers
- Practicing frequent hand hygiene
- And providing additional cleaning to high touch surfaces
How can you take care of yourself and your community?
“Getting vaccinated and contributing to herd immunity is part of our social contract. This is an opportunity for all of us to protect the most vulnerable amongst us.”
– Dr. Joshua White, Gifford’s chief medical officer
You can do your part by first getting vaccinated. The latest guidance from the CDC indicates that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local laws, rules, and regulations.
If you have not been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Continue to keep 6 feet or more between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
For answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus as well as additional resources that you may find helpful, please visit Gifford Health Care’s Coronavirus | COVID-19 Resources page.
Gifford, our parent company, is regularly updating this page with information about COVID-19 in our area and how you can help protect yourself and the community.