5 19 2021

Update for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

On Saturday, May 15 Stonehill Communities communicated that resident visits were suspended until surveillance testing could be completed. Surveillance testing of residents and staff has been completed and visits may resume with the exception of the following resident rooms (138H-151H). This is an added precaution as we await PCR test results for one resident.

Please see below for full COVID-19 numbers.

As we previously indicated Stonehill Communities Health Center is currently listed in "outbreak status" per CMS. CMS defines outbreak status as one or more positive cases of COVID-19 in a staff member or resident. Outbreak status continues for 14 days past the last identified case.

We encourage everyone to consider getting vaccinated unless there is a health or religious reason that indicates otherwise. You can find information on vaccination opportunities on the City of Dubuque website at https://www.cityofdubuque.org/2965/COVID-19-Vaccinations.

Please contact social work staff if you have any questions about visits. You may visit this link to view protocol for scheduling visits https://www.stonehilldbq.com/visitor-information/.

Please remember Zoom visits are also available.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to follow CMS guidelines and work together to keep residents and staff safe.

If you have any questions regarding visitation or our ongoing precautionary measures you may contact Peggy Stockel, V.P. of Operations or Matt Jahn, Director of Health Services at 563-557-7180. We thank you for your continued help as navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you,

Peggy Stockel
V.P. of Operations/Administrator

All previous updates can be read at: https://www.stonehilldbq.com/coronavirus/

COVID-19 Numbers for Stonehill Communities May 19, 2021

Number of Positive Resident Cases: 1 Positive (PCR Pending); 61 Recovered

Number of Positive Employee Cases: 1 Positive; 113 Recovered

Number of Residents Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 152 (1 PCR Pending)
Number of Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (Including Pending): 320 (1 Pending)