Weekly Update – May 11, 2023

With the end of the public health emergency (PHE) today, which changes the regulations for notifications regarding COVID-19 cases, this will be our final COVID-19 Status update.

We will no longer be sending updates weekly or when positive cases are identified. However, we are still required to report positive cases to CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services) and case numbers can be accessed at https://data.cms.gov/covid-19/covid-19-nursing-home-data.

We will be continuing our existing infection control practices including wearing masks, hand hygiene, isolation of individuals positive for COVID-19 offering COVID-19 vaccines. Per CMS regulations, masks continue to be required for staff and visitors when we are in Outbreak Status (a positive resident or staff case in the past 14 days).

There may be risk of exposure to COVID-19 if you visit the Health Center.

No new active cases of COVID-19 identified in Health Center or Assisi Village employees/residents. We are in Outbreak Status due to a recent case. Masks are required for visitors. Visitors are allowed for all residents.

COVID-19 cases/testing at the Stonehill Communities Health Center, as of May 11, 2023:
Positive Resident Cases: 0 Residents; 183 Recovered
Positive Employee Cases: 0 Employees; 365 Recovered
Residents Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 424 (0 Pending)
Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (including Pending): 687 (0 Pending)
COVID-19 cases/testing at Stonehill Communities Assisi Village, as of May 11, 2023:
Number of Positive Residents at Assisi Village: 0 positive; 35 recovered
Number of Positive Employees at Assisi Village: 0 positive; 27 recovered

If you wish to learn more about the regulations for nursing home providers you may read the recent CMS memo regarding the end of the PHE at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-23-13-all.pdf, or the previous memo on continued rules at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-22-15-nh-nltc-lsc.pdf.

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/