Weekly Update for Friday, January 29, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in our country and across the globe, Stonehill Communities continues to follow guidelines from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), IDPH (Iowa Department of Public Health) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). It is important for us to keep you updated on the COVID-19 activity and mitigation and safety efforts on our campus. We pray for your continued safety and health.

As an additional safety precaution residents will only go off campus for emergent appointments through February 22, 2021 and then this will be evaluated based on COVID-19 activity. Social work staff will work with residents and their families as needed to manage this and appointments will be moved to telehealth as needed.

Additionally, all residents are monitored regularly for symptoms of COVID-19. Residents at the Stonehill Health Center are tested when displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and are also tested weekly as part of this surveillance. Residents on the units where positive cases occurred are being tested daily during the suspected incubation period. Contact tracing is also being performed for positive cases.

COVID-19 test results for Stonehill Communities Health Center as of 1/29/21

Number of Positive Resident Cases: 32 Positive; 30 Recovered

Number of Positive Employee Cases: 15 Positive; 91 Recovered

Number of Residents Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 134 (0 Pending)

Number of Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (Including Pending): 281 (1 Pending)

COVID-19 test results for Stonehill Communities- Assisi Village

Number of Positive Residents at Assisi Village: 1 positive; 1 recovered; 0 pending test results

Number of Positive Employees at Assisi Village: 0 positive; 8 recovered; 0 pending

As a reminder, the third vaccine clinic (for those who received a first dose January 18) will occur on February 8, 2021.

Helpful links for additional information:

Mitigation efforts at Stonehill Communities
Previous COVID-19 updates from Stonehill Communities
City of Dubuque COVID-19 information and updates
Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet

If you have questions please contact Peggy Stockel, V.P. of Operations/Administrator or Matt Jahn, Director of Health Services at 563-557-7180.