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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Covid-19 Update: September 4, 2020

Dear Family and Friends, We have good news heading into the long weekend. We had zero positives for Assisted Living residents and staff and zero positives for our Care Center residents and staff. In order to be considered “COVID-19” free, we must be free of the virus for residents and staff for 28 days.  We will report next week on how we are doing. Please send good thoughts and prayers for our residents and staff to be COVID-19 free! I would also like to add some clarity to last week’s message as we have had some calls with questions. Last week’s TCU expansion announcement will happen on the 3rd floor. We will gradually convert the current L3 neighborhood to Transitional Care. The unit will be mixed use for a bit and staff will be in further communication with current L3 residents and families as this transition occurs. Everyone at Jones-Harrison wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. Stay masked, social distance, and wash your hands. Thank you, Friends and Families! Sincerely, Annette Greely, President/CEO

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