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Weekly Update for May 20, 2021

This communication will serve as the weekly update for the week of Monday, May 17-Sunday, May 23, 2021. As previously reported 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. As of today if no additional cases occur the outbreak status would end on 5/29/21. Due to the completion of the first round of surveillance testing all resident visits may resume.

**Please note on 5/19/2021, Stonehill Communities had indicated that there were some exceptions to this due to awaiting results from a PCR test for a resident. The PCR COVID-19 test came back negative, so all visits may resume.

Please contact social work staff if you have any questions about visits. To schedule a visit please continue to use the process identified at this link: https://www.stonehilldbq.com/visitor-information/

Please see below for full COVID-19 testing numbers.

While the City of Dubuque and Dubuque County have ended the mask ordinances please note that Stonehill Communities is still requiring that masks be worn when entering and exiting the building and while traveling throughout the building regardless of vaccination status. Please continue to screen upon your arrival to our building and if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home. We appreciate your help as we continue to work to keep residents and staff safe.

We encourage everyone to consider getting vaccinated unless there is a health or religious reason that indicates otherwise. You can find information on vaccination appointments on this site https://www.cityofdubuque.org/2965/COVID-19-Vaccinations and RTA is also offering free transportation to vaccine appointments (see the website for details).

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/

Stonehill Communities Health Center COVID-19 Numbers for May 20, 2021

Number of Positive Resident Cases: 0 Positive**; 61 Recovered

Number of Positive Employee Cases: 1 Positive; 113 Recovered

Number of Resident Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 152 (0 Pending)

Number of Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (Including Pending): 320 (1 Pending)

** On 5/19/2021 Stonehill Communities learned that the resident who was previously reported as positive had a negative COVID-19 test result by PCR testing sent to the lab. We had previously reported the resident had one positive rapid antigen test and one negative rapid antigen test and we were awaiting confirmation on PCR results.

COVID-19 test results for Stonehill Communities- Assisi Village (Independent and Assisted Living)

Number of Positive Residents at Assisi Village: 0 positive; 3 recovered; 0 pending test results

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