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March 31, 2021 @ 4:00pm

Family Town Hall #9 Recap

Dear Family and Friends of Mayo,

Thank you for those of you who participated in our Town Hall Meeting on March 30, 2021. Below is a recap of the information shared. Our next Town Hall will be April 27, 2021 at 4pm. You can find the information to connect in this letter as well as on our website and Facebook pages. Meeting ID: 949 8886 2214, passcode: 05663, link:

Mayo Healthcare would like to once again give a special thank you to the Northfield Rotary club who donated more than 2,000 medical face masks in March. It means so much to all of us here to have the support of our community.

As a reminder, Vermont has a timeline to have all people 16+ be eligible to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination. You can go to to sign up:  Already eligible: 50+, BIPOC, teachers and staff, childcare workers, public safety, 16+ with high-risk health conditions
April 5th: 40+
April 12: 30+
April 19th: 16+
The current COVID-19 numbers for Vermont include 251 new cases, 26 people are hospitalized, 4 are in the ICU, and the positivity rate in last 7-days is 1.7. Mayo continues to have had no positive results of staff members nor residents while testing and do not currently have anybody under observation for symptoms.

For vaccination numbers within Mayo, 100% of our residents have received their first dose, and on Mayo Residential Care 92.5% have received their second dose, and on Mayo Rehab and Continuing Care 97% have received their second dose. For staff, 78% have received their first dose, and 78% have received their second dose, this is up from 63.8% from our last update. We are one of the top 3 facilities in the state of Vermont with the highest staff vaccination rates.

Since we have had our 3 vaccine clinics, we are now working with both Northfield and Waterbury EMS services for vaccination clinics outside of our first 3.

In exciting visitation news, beginning April 6th, we will be opening for visits Tuesday-Friday from 1:30pm-4pm, and visits will be 45 minutes in length.

Additionally, there will be the option from 10am-noon, and from 1-4pm to go for outings with your loved ones, either on campus on the walking path or off campus. These must also be scheduled ahead of time, and cleared by the Interdisciplinary Team. If a car transfer is necessary, family must go through training with a skilled therapist to learn proper technique for the safety of resident and family. On and off-campus visits must be scheduled through Becky at our front office: 802-485-3161.

For all visits, even those going for outings or walks, all visitors will be screened and have their temperature taken. Visits must be scheduled, and face masks are required on campus, and recommended to remain on throughout outings. We kindly request that if you take your loved one out on an outing, that you avoid crowded areas and large groups.

For on-campus visits, physical contact will be allowed in some cases. Both the resident and their visitor(s) must wear a mask at all times and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after physical contact. Embracing and hugging is allowed for brief periods of time. All on campus visits are still limited to 2 persons per visit and nobody under the age 12.

On-campus visits will take place in either the Serenity Lounge, where there is a physical barrier between resident and visitor(s) or the Family Visit rooms when resident and visitor(s) can keep their masks on appropriately.

We are required to share a Notice of Risk with all visitors:

There is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-10. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.
Visitors to Mayo Healthcare understand and accept that there is an increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus while on the Mayo campus. Visitors must fully understand and acknowledge the above information, risks and cautions regarding Mayo Healthcare’s Infection Prevention. Visitors must have been truthful and disclosed any exposure(s) to persons with COVID-19, or those under investigation for COVID-19. Visitors must also acknowledge that they can contract the COVID-19 virus from outside Mayo Healthcare and unrelated to visits to Mayo Healthcare.

Questions asked during the call:

Can I take my loved out overnight and have them not need to quarantine upon returning? Yes, at this time, if the resident and family accept the risks, residents can choose to go out of the building with their families, including for overnight visits. *Please let us know at least 72 hours prior to an overnight to allow us time to make sure all medications are ready, etc.

I am fully vaccinated, do I still need to wear a mask during visits? Yes, even fully vaccinated visitors must keep their masks on throughout their time on the Mayo Healthcare campus.

I am fully vaccinated, can I go into my loved ones room? At this time, we are still not fully open to having family members come into the building. We are working hard to reopen fully in a safe manner so as not to negate the last year of safety measures we have taken here at Mayo Healthcare.

Please remember to look at our website and our Facebook page for updates as well. The next Town Hall meeting will be held Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 4pm. Meeting ID: 949 8886 2214, passcode: 05663.


Thank you,

Mayo Healthcare Team

Family and Friends Town Hall #10
Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 4pm
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Tuesday through Friday and One Sunday a month

Family/Friends Visitation

We are excited to announce that we are slowly opening up to the public. We want to get back to normal as much as everyone else, the safety of our residents and staff are most important.  We are opening up to scheduled visits Tuesday thorough Friday 10am to 4pm.  These visits must be scheduled through the main office with Becky Kirk at (802)485-3161.  We look forward to seeing you all.

April 1, 2021

April Fool's Day Video

Make sure that you check out our Facebook page on April Fool’s day! Our residents and staff got a big laugh out of making a joke video!

April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday

We will be enjoying a traditional Easter meal, offering an Easter church service and then having an Easter tea party!

April 14, 2021

Mary Lou & Roy Potter's 65th Wedding Anniversary

Mary Lou and Roy Potter are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary!  If you would like to help in this celebration please send a card to them in c/o Vicki Slocum, 610 Water Street, Northfield, VT 05663.

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