November 30th

Update for Monday, November 30, 2020

On November 27, we sent a communication informing you that Stonehill Communities Health Center is now considered in outbreak status, defined by IDPH (Iowa Department of Public Health) as three (3) resident cases within the same fourteen (14) day period. As of today, we have 4 residents who are COVID-19 positive within that fourteen (14) day period. There were 2 cases on 11/25 and 2 cases on 11/27. Stonehill is working closely with local and state health providers.

Since the update on 11/27/20 Stonehill Communities had 1 resident reporting symptoms and 2 employees reporting symptoms. Stonehill Communities Health Center currently has 4 residents positive for COVID-19 and 7 employees positive for COVID-19 as of today, November 30, 2020.

All residents on the units where the positive resident cases were identified are being tested and we will continue to inform you of testing results.

Stonehill Communities has initiated additional measures in order to localize the outbreak. There are no visitors at the Stonehill Communities Health center, except in end of life circumstances. Residents and their families are encouraged to utilize the virtual visit options and information can be found at https://www.stonehilldbq.com/visitor-information/.

We are encouraging residents to remain in their respective units and for those living in the area where residents have tested positive, we are requiring those residents to remain in their rooms and will continue to test residents according to CMS guidance. All beauty shop appointments will be postponed until further notice.

Stonehill continues to require all employees to screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 at the beginning of each shift and are tested twice weekly for COVID-19. Stonehill Communities continues the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing, and increased environmental cleaning and disinfecting.

COVID-19 Testing Results for Stonehill Communities Health Center as of 11/30/20

Number of Positive Resident
Cases at Stonehill Communities
Health Center: 4 Positive; 6 Recovered

Number of Positive
Employee Cases: 7 Positive; 55 Recovered

Number of Residents at the
Stonehill Communities Health Center
Tested w/ COVID-19 Symptoms
(including pending): 70 (1 Pending)

Number of Employees Tested for
COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure
(Including Pending): 243 (0 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.

For Dubuque County updates

To stay up to date on the Dubuque County and City updates you can visit: https://www.cityofdubuque.org/1649/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Pandemic