The results from the COVID-19 test that was administered to the residents on 10/16/20 have been received. We are happy to announce that the residents tests returned negative. We will be administering another test tomorrow, Friday, 10/23/20. When we receive the test result back, we will inform the POA’s/residents of the results.
We do have 2 COVID positive employees that were in the building. They are currently in isolation and are not in the building caring for your loved ones. We continue to maintain all the steps to provide the highest level of care and protection for your family members. We appreciate your understanding during this time.
We want to inform you that we have received confirmation that one individual who worked at our facility has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Resident safety is our top priority and we are doing everything we can to ensure we prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our facility. The identified employee has been removed from the schedule and is not permitted to work at this time.
We are staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. We continue to not permit visitors inside the facility building, per the direction of the local health department, and operations of the facility continue unimpacted. At this time there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases other than the one employee. We have completed a new round of testing for all our staff and residents over the past weekend and will update the website with additional information as it becomes available.
We understand that you are concerned about your loved one, but it is crucial that we restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus. We encourage you to call our center at 309-435-0100 and ask for Shawnda Stockdale for updates on the status of your loved one. Please understand that due to the nature of this virus and the numerous steps involved in preventing its spread, much time is spent on resident care and appropriate infection control practices. However, we will do our very best to answer your calls as they come in and/or to return your calls promptly.
We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to continue connecting with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats.
We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.
We know this is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available.