The Mary Lee Foundation is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation due to the vulnerable nature of the individuals who call Mary Lee home. We have taken the past few days to ensure that our clients and employees remain as safe and healthy as possible. Our focus has been the safety of our clients. Thank you to everyone for their patience for us to make our public announcement.

Due to recommendations set for by the State of Texas, we are restricting access to our clients with the exception of providers of essential services, such as direct care workers in group homes, contract doctors, contract nurses, home health and hospice workers, EMS, and individuals operating under the authority of a local intellectual and developmental disability authority whose services are necessary to ensure individual health and safety, persons with legal authority (law enforcement officers), individuals whose presence is necessary to ensure that Mary Lee is protecting individuals and providing appropriate care, and family members and loved ones of residents at the end of life.

At this time, family, friends, and the general public are not allowed to visit our intellectually disabled clients.  Clients are allowed to go off campus to visit (although it is strongly discouraged) and are screened upon returning to our facility.

All essential visitors will be screened for a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath or sore throat.  Visitors will be required to practice hand hygiene prior to and during the visit, and wear a facemask while in the residence of the individual(s).  Mary Lee will provide alternate means of communication for people who would otherwise visit, (phone, video, etc.) to promote ongoing contact between individuals and their loved ones.

We continue to monitor new developments and evaluate our precautions daily. We’re committed to protecting our clients and staff during this time, and we will continue to take all necessary precautions with their health and safety in mind.

We are regularly updating Mary Lee clients and family members via email, on social media and over the phone, but if you have an urgent question, as always, please reach out to our Southpointe Administrator, Leigh Dunson at any time. (512) 442-6077 or ldunson@maryleefoundation.org.