October 19, 2022

We have identified 2 new cases of COVID-19 in Health Center employees. We are in Outbreak Status. Masks are now required for employees and visitors. Visitors are welcome for all residents.

COVID-19 cases/testing at the Stonehill Communities Health Center, as of October 19, 2022:
Positive Resident Cases: 0 Residents; 145 Recovered
Positive Employee Cases: 2 Employees; 310 Recovered
Residents Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 340 (0 Pending)
Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (including Pending): 632 (0 Pending)

Visitors in the Health Center will be required to wear a mask while walking through resident care areas as well as the dining rooms. Visitors may opt not to wear a mask while visiting with a resident in their individual room.

Residents will be encouraged to wear a mask while outside of their room as well, though it is not required.

While we are changing the requirements for masking, it is also important to remember these preventative measures:

Hand Hygiene- all individuals shall perform hand hygiene using soap/water and/or an alcohol based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.
Testing- residents on Skilled HH and 1 SE will be completing surveillance testing.

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/