May 11th 2020 Update

Dear Residents, Resident Representatives, and Concerned Families,

Guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires Stonehill Communities to provide updated reports of COVID-19 in our health center to residents, resident representatives, and their families when either a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 has been identified, or when three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurring within 72 hours by 5 p.m. the next calendar day.

CMS allows these reports to be provided to you in writing, either in a letter, through our website and/or via e-mail. Moving forward, COVID-19 reporting will be provided to our residents either by letter or the Stonehill Health Center Channel. Resident representative and families can view our website www.stonehilldbq.com/coronavirus at any time and will receive an email following the guidance above.

In addition, a weekly cumulative summary of COVID- 19 will be shared on Fridays. We cannot provide information that will personally identify a resident or staff member but will keep you up-to-date on cumulative COVID activity.

Please know that we are taking all actions we can to prevent the risk of further transmission of COVID-19. We are screening staff temperature before the start of every shift and at the end of their shift, as well as assessing both staff and residents for any respiratory symptoms. All staff are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), as appropriate. We are currently isolating new admissions to a designated wing until a 14-day period has passed. We have updated our visitor restrictions and resident activities. All information on precautions and changes can be found on our website at www.stonehilldbq.com/coronavirus.

Finally, we want to assure family members that we will communicate all updates about your loved ones to the assigned resident representative we have on file via e-mail. If you need to update your e-mail address for the primary contact please call your social work staff to do so. Thank you.


For the week of May 11, 2020 here are the cumulative numbers (March 2020 to date)

13 residents were tested for COVID-19 and all were negative

28 staff were tested for COVID-19 and all were negative

On 5/11/20 Stonehill was made aware of 3 new staff with respiratory symptoms. When a staff member exhibits respiratory symptoms they are required to be off work for 10 days and to be fever-free for 72 hours before returning.

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


Peggy Stockel, V.P. of Operations/Administrator