Covid-19 Update: July 24, 2020

Dear Friends and Families, We hope everyone is doing well!  We have good news this week again, as we had no positive test results for the residents this week.  We also have only one person in isolation and hopefully they will recover soon.  Tests for the staff are still pending, but we had no positives last week and hopefully that will repeat itself. This good news does not mean we can stop our vigilance in protecting our residents and staff. Since cases are not diminishing out in the public and we are still waiting for a vaccine, the possibility of having another COVID-19 case is still there.  The news from the Governor’s office was positive and informative and demonstrates how Jones-Harrison and other facilities serving seniors are working hard to keep our residents healthy.  We appreciate the support the administration has been working to provide us and we know that as we move forward the partnership will continue. Thank you, families, for your support and honoring our guidelines to visit family and friends.  Our staff understand how hard these times are for everyone.  As we work to allow visitors into the building once again, please keep in mind how important masks, social distancing, and washing hands are for yourself and everyone else. Sincerely, […]

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Covid-19 Update: July 17, 2020

Dear Family and Friends, We have much good news this week! All of our Assisted Living Tenants are COVID-19 free, the majority of Care Center Resident results have come back and are negative, and all staff were negative last week (this week’s results are still pending). We had two residents in the Care Center move out of isolation, leaving only 2 residents in our isolation area – hopefully to come off soon! We are also pleased to announce that we are developing a new program called ‘Essential Caregiver’ – in accordance with guidelines released from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) last Friday. Our goal through this program is to help our residents who are missing care previously provided by a loved one or outside caregiver prior to the visitor restrictions required by state and federal guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although social distancing and physical separation are still important to keep residents safe, we are taking steps to combat the unintended consequences of prolonged social isolation and to maintain overall health and well-being. Our team has met extensively to discuss what this program looks like for Jones-Harrison. We have a duty to protect our residents and staff and any time traffic is increased through our building it is an added risk […]

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