Dear Family and Friends,
This week we had a suspected case of COVID-19 at our care center. For this reason, we conducted testing of all staff and residents on 03/23/2021. All results were negative. We will be testing all staff and residents again on 03/30/2021. We are following recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Unfortunately under the new CMS and MDH guidelines, we had to restrict all visitation except compassionate caregivers and essential caregivers. Under the new guidelines; once we have gone 1 round of entire site testing with no new COVID cases, we can reopen to visitation and resume congregate dining/activities for residents in areas who were not exposed to the positive case of COVID-19. Due to having all negative results from testing on 03/23/2021, we are able to resume general visitation.
This week marks a new milestone for Minnesota. Over 2 million vaccine doses have now been administered! Another milestone this week; Governor Walz announced Thursday morning that all Minnesotans ages 16 and up will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by March 30th! We encourage you to connect with your primary health care provider or use the Vaccine Locator map (Vaccine Locations / COVID-19 Updates and Information – State of Minnesota (mn.gov)) to find a vaccine appointment near you. Your employer may also be reaching out with information about vaccination opportunities.
Looking for ways to help? We have a variety of positions available with flexible scheduling and on the job training. For more information or to apply, visit www.jobswithus.org.
Please follow our Facebook page (@Heritage Manor Health Center) or our website (www.sfhs.org) for all COVID updates and information on what is happening inside our care center. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Chester Fishel, Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 218-274-7711 if you have any questions or concerns.