May 25 2021

Update for Tuesday, May 25, 2021

This communication is to inform you that we have had 3 or more residents or staff reporting symptoms that could be associated with COVID-19 within the last 24 hours. It is a CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) requirement that we make you aware of this. These individuals have been tested for COVID-19, but we are awaiting results.

Please see below for full COVID-19 testing numbers.

Visitor Information

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/

Mask requirement at Stonehill Communities

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.

Vaccination Information

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 25, 2021

Number of Positive Resident Cases: 0 Residents; 61 Recovered
Number of Positive Employee Cases: 1 Positive; 113 Recovered

Number of Resident Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 154 (2 Pending)

Number of Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (Including Pending): 321 (1 Pending)

If there are no additional cases identified, Stonehill Communities outbreak status will end on 5/29/21. CMS identifies an "outbreak" as one or more cases of COVID-19 in a staff or resident.