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Update for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Stonehill Communities identified a positive case of COVID-19 in a resident at Stonehill Communities Health Center on 8/24/21. We previously communicated that we are in outbreak status, identified by CMS as 1 or more cases of COVID in staff or residents. Therefore, we will continue in outbreak status and continue surveillance testing until we go 14 days with no new cases.

At this time, we may resume visitation except the area affected (3rd Floor Household). Only pre-approved compassionate care/end of life visits will be allowed in 3rd Floor Household. If you have questions about visits please contact a social work staff member.

All other areas can resume visitation. However, to help reduce the number of people in the building, we ask visits occur outdoors as much as possible. In addition, we are asking that residents remain on their units for all meals and activities. We will provide a rotating Mass schedule so all residents can attend on their floor's assigned day, except the area affected. Residents must wear mask and perform hand hygiene to attend Mass. We appreciate everyone helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus.

Please see below for full testing numbers.

If you or someone you know needs information on the COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in our community, please visit https://www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/567/COVID-19-Vaccinations.

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.

Thank you,

Peggy Stockel
V.P. of Operations/Administrator

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

COVID-19 test results at the Stonehill Communities Health Center, as of August 25, 2021:

Number of Positive Resident Cases: 1 Resident; 61 Recovered

Number of Positive Employee Cases: 2 Employees; 116 Recovered

Number of Residents Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 164 (1 Pending)

Number of Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (Including Pending): 348 (5 Pending)