In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ovation Communities has been working to ensure that we are providing a clean and safe environment. Our top priorities remain the health and safety of our residents and staff. We continue to identify and prioritize ways to best support our residents and their families.
August 5, 2020
Dear Ovation Communities Residents and Family Members,
I am cautiously happy to report that we continue to be COVID-19 free in all Ovation Communities. This, despite the ongoing infection activity in metropolitan Milwaukee and most of the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties continue to see rising burden and activity of cases, though trajectory has not changed.
Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #1 last week mandating the wearing of face coverings in indoor spaces when you are not at home, and in enclosed spaces such as outdoor restaurants or bars, transportation, and ride-shares. https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EmO01-FaceCoverings.pdf This Order reinforces Ovation Communities’ continuing commitment to the safety and well-being of our residents: it underlies our rules for outdoor visitations requiring face coverings and physical distancing. We thank those of you who understand and have followed these rules and will continue to do so.
Yesterday and today we celebrated our Maurice Surlow Employee Excellence Award winners. A generous Hand-In-Hand sponsored lunch, catered by Hannah’s Kitchen, was provided to all employees. Thank you to those who submitted nominations recommending these outstanding employees. Winners include Jewish Home: Camila Tejeda, Fikerte (ZZ) Zewdie and Natasha Wells; Chai Point, Lucero Veloz Jimenez; Sarah Chudnow, Rosemary Lawson. We are proud of the example they set for all of us to follow, by their attention to outstanding service and their kindness to our residents and one-another.
Also want to share with a couple pictures from this past week. First, Happy 104th Birthday to Sarah Chudnow resident, the beautiful Edith Meldman! Middle, Jewish Home resident’s Hallway Bingo. Far right, Sarah Chudnow residents “Move N’ Groove”!
Asking for your continued support of our visitation rules: Our resident’s and your loved ones have the right to remain healthy. Families have the responsibility to keep them safe.
Michael I. Sattell, President & CEO