Dear Family and Friends,
We are sorry for the delays in communication. Our new lab is working as best they can with the large amount of samples we send them. We will move our main communication email to Fridays that way we will give the lab ample time and you more accurate information. Thank you for your patience.
This week in the care center we had two new asymptomatic positive residents. They have moved to our isolation area. There are four residents in isolation. One resident recovered and is back in their room.
The assisted living residents have been all negative for the third week in a row! They also do not have any staff who have tested positive.
We had one staff person from the care center so far test positive and is asymptomatic. We are waiting for some staff lab results to come back.
Jones-Harrison has not gotten any follow up yet from our last infection control survey from the state. We are continually following the guidelines set forth by the CMS and DHS on the best way to implement infection control. Jones-Harrison is going to keep testing residents and staff as long we have positives. We feel this is our best tool for fighting back against COVID-19.
We hope people are signing up for the outdoor visits! You can always sign up for the video chats too. The assisted living had some good news yesterday with the start of some social distancing dining and activities. Our staff is excited for our assisted living residents to get more socialization and the staff at the care center are also working on new guidelines for activities to be implemented, along with working hard to bring people outside and coordinate visitations!
Until COVID-19 is eliminated from our communities or we get a vaccine, we must all keep vigilant in the recommendations of social distancing and masks. We are thankful for your understanding of how challenging this situation is working with a new virus. We are thankful for your support for our residents and staff! Together, we will continue to fight this virus and advocate for all nursing homes and assisted living to get the needed support from our government and society!
Annette Greely, President/CEO