March 3 2021

Update for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Today, in partnership with MercyOne Dubuque, Stonehill Communities hosted our fourth vaccination clinic for residents and staff. We continue to be committed to safety efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the safety and well-being of residents and staff is a top priority.

During weekly surveillance testing on 3/2/21 there was one new positive case of COVID-19 in a Stonehill Communities employee. Here are the updated numbers as of March 3, 2021.

Number of Positive Resident Cases: 0 Positive; 60 Recovered

Number of Positive Employee Cases: 2 Positive; 109 Recovered

Number of Resident Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 143 (2 Pending)

Number of Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (Including Pending): 294 (1 Pending)

All previous COVID-19 updates can be found on our website at www.stonehilldbq.com/coronavirus.

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

Process for Scheduling Visits at Stonehill Communities Health Center

Stonehill Communities is committed to bringing residents and families together safely. Although CMS has not updated guidance regarding visitation following recent COVID-19 vaccinations, the Stonehill Communities Health Center has determined we will allow each resident one visit per week.

Stonehill will need to manage the number of visitors in the building at one time. Residents will be allowed one visit per week, which may include no more than 2 visitors who are over the age of 18. Families with multiple siblings or adult grandchildren will need to coordinate their visits so there is no more than one visit occurring each week.

* End of life or Hospice visits will be evaluated separately and based on the resident’s condition and needs.

Please use this email address to schedule shcresidentvisits@stonehilldbq.com and please include the day of the week, who is visiting and whether the visit will occur in the morning or afternoon.

All visitors will need to follow COVID-19 Infection Prevention strategies that include:

o Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions or observations about signs or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms
o Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub)
o Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose)
o Face shield
o Social distancing at least six feet between persons

Personal protective equipment must be worn at all times and visits are conducted in the resident room. While visiting, please take time to remove any items the resident is not using, switch out décor, etc.