September 14, 2021

Stonehill Communities has identified a new positive case of COVID-19 in a Health Center resident. There are currently 2 active cases in the Health Center. Visits are prohibited for residents in 1 Southeast, but allowed for other resident areas. We continue to be in outbreak status, identified by CMS as 1 or more cases of COVID in staff or residents. Our outbreak status and surveillance testing will continue until we go 14 days with no new cases.

Visitors are restricted in 1 Southeast, except for pre-approved compassionate care/end-of-life visits. If you have questions, please contact your social worker. For visitors in other resident areas, please continue to schedule your visits with our social work team by emailing shcresidentvisits@stonehilldbq.com. Outdoor visits are encouraged as weather permits.

Please see below for full testing numbers.

Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Stonehill is now using the Dubuque County level of transmission - Low (Blue); Moderate (Yellow); Substantial (Orange); and High (Red) - to determine surveillance testing frequency. This had previously been determined by our County positivity rate. At our current Red level and testing will continue twice a week for unvaccinated Health Center employees and weekly for vaccinated Health Center employees.

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/

COVID-19 test results at the Stonehill Communities Health Center, as of September 14, 2021:

Number of Positive Resident Cases: 1 Resident; 62 Recovered

Number of Positive Employee Cases: 1 Employee; 120 Recovered

Number of Residents Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 178 (1 Pending)

Number of Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (Including Pending): 355 (1 Pending)

Local COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

If you or someone you know needs information on the COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in our community, please visit https://www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/567/COVID-19-Vaccinations.