June 18, 2020
Dear Family Members and Friends,
We have most of our results back for the residents today. This new germ is teaching us that people who have recovered can test positive after testing negative, which happened with one resident from the Care Center. This is a new challenge and we are consulting with our Medical Director. This resident is asymptomatic and in isolation for precautions.
Two staff have also tested asymptomatic positive and are home isolating. We have more staff test results that have not come back, so we will keep everyone updated with emails as we get results back.
Today, we had a second infection control survey from the Minnesota Department of Health. They did a thorough investigation of all our infection prevention measures and noted two areas where we could improve. We will learn more as they finish their findings.
The state has also issued guidelines for outside visitation!! We are so happy! Maintenance, Activities and Infection Control are collaborating on how to execute this safely. Activities will be sending out more about how to set up visit times and how the visitation guidelines will work in the next week. There is more information on the Minnesota Department of Health website here.
The beginning sums everything up, we are all learning as we go with this new virus! We read so many different pieces of information every week about COVID-19 and our staff work to stay fluid with new methods of infection control. As you, our family and friends, start to come on site to visit – please remember to stay cautious, feel free to ask us questions, and know we are happy to see you!
Annette Greely, President/CEO