Southwest Journals Turns the Spotlight on Jones-Harrison Residents

Our thanks to the Southwest Journal, journalist Zac Farber and photojournalist Isaiah Rustad for speaking with tenants of Jones-Harrison’s Assisted Living and Long Term Care about their lives and their thoughts on living through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Covid 19 Update: 9-11-2020

September 11, 2020 Dear Family and Friends, Last week’s staff testing came back with two staff positives. Both staff saw residents in the Care Center and the Assisted Living and we have taken proactive action accordingly.  We were able to do thorough contact tracing and have placed all Residents and Tenants with potential for transmission on a quarantine and will monitor them for signs and symptoms. All staff and residents from both the Care Center and Assisted Living have been tested this week; results are pending. The handful of Care Center residents tested last week were all negative.  As a result of CMS’s testing requirement based on County incident rates for Long-Term Care settings, the labs we use have been much busier and we are experiencing some lag time and struggle accessing test kits.  Jones-Harrison did receive an antigen test machine and supplies from the federal government and we are using them as directed.  This test machine is to be used for supplementing our current system and we are directed to use it for testing residents or staff with symptoms. The machine will give us rapid results, meaning withing 15 minutes! Like all good Minnesotan’s, we follow the weather and are keenly aware the “W” word is coming.  We know the weather is […]

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