Category: Covid – 19

COVID-19 March Visitation Update

**This is a lengthy announcement, but all important information- so please read in full and forward to other family members that will want to know or visit. Thank you!** Hello Jones-Harrison Residents and Families, In light of new guidance released this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we are so pleased to share that we are re-opening our doors to responsible indoor visitation. This development comes on exactly the one-year anniversary since we closed our campus to visitors, and we are beyond happy and thrilled that this day has finally arrived! We will be welcoming visitors for all residents in the Care Center and Assisted Living at all times during which we have the staffing resources to screen and educate guests. Visits will be subject to a narrow set of exceptions as discussed below. This re-opening is effective Tuesday, March 16th. Any visits that are currently pre-scheduled for our visiting lounges will be moved to the new schedule, but the visits can occur within the resident/patient room/apartment. You may get emails notifying you of cancelations and re-schedules, be reassured it is just back-end logistics and your visit remains. We will call you if there are necessary adjustments. Due to honoring existing visits, open slots might not be available right away- […]

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Covid-19 Update: Vaccine Announcement

Dear Family and Friends, We’re excited to announce that we’re gearing up to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine very soon. We expect to start residents and staff vaccinations at the end of December or early January. We have partnered with CVS pharmacy and are awaiting further information from them regarding timelines for vaccine administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health have decided that residents in long-term care are in the highest priority group ant they will get the vaccine first—along with all of our staff. From what we know today, resident families and other people in the general community will have to wait for vaccinations until later in the year, when the supply of vaccines is larger. Here are the details of our Resident Vaccination Plan: There will be no cost to you for the shots. You’ll need two shots with 21-28 days in between for it to be effective. If you’ve had COVID-19, you should still get the shots. Some people have had a sore arm, mild aches, and fever after getting the shot, but you cannot be infected by COVID-19 through the shot. These types of side-effects are more common with the first injection but not as common with the second injection. It’s important […]

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