Dear Community Members, Although not unexpected, today 02/02/2021 we have been notified of 1 positive staff member of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that got tested outside of our routine testing. This employee did work 48 hours prior to having symptoms which puts our building in full droplet isolation that will take effect today 2/2/21.
This employee is currently self-quarantining at home. Due to the active cases of COVID in our community we limit visits to closed window and virtual visits. We will continue entire site testing until we have 2 weeks of negatives, we will complete point prevalence testing for Residents this week on 2/4/2021 and staff and residents next week on 02/09/2021.
We are taking aggressive infection control measures which we believe will help us manage this situation as effectively as possible. We are working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to ensure we are taking all appropriate steps. In addition, we are following recommended COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to protect our residents and staff from this virus and will continue to take every action possible to prevent it from spreading in our setting.
We will continue to update you on any news, emerging issues, or additional changes in our operations via Bright Arrow, email, website, and our Facebook page. We appreciate all the support, prayers, and offers of help that we’ve received. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Autumn Herzog, LNHAAdministrator