Weekly Update – May 5, 2023

There are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in Health Center or Assisi Village employees/residents. We are in Outbreak Status due to recent cases. Masks are required for visitors. Visitors are allowed for all residents.

COVID-19 cases/testing at the Stonehill Communities Health Center, as of May 5, 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 5, 2023:
Number of Positive Residents at Assisi Village: 0 positive; 35 recovered
Number of Positive Employees at Assisi Village: 0 positive; 27 recovered

COVID-19 Communication Protocol Update
As reminder, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends on May 11th, 2023. After the PHE ends, our current mitigation strategies will continue, however, we will no longer provide a regular weekly update. We will send a final update next week on May 11.

COVID-19 Vaccinations
Community Pharmacy, our pharmacy partner, has shared that the FDA/CDC has provided new guidance for COVID-19 vaccinations. Following FDA regulatory action, the CDC acted to streamline COVID-19 vaccine recommendations by authorizing single-shot BIVALENT vaccines. The original (monovalent) primary series COVID-19 vaccine is no longer authorized. At this stage of the pandemic, data supports simplifying the use of the authorized mRNA bivalent COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA/CDC will continue to monitor COVID-19 outbreaks and vaccine effectiveness in the months ahead and decisions about future vaccinations in the fall are forthcoming. Stonehill will be e-mailing information and consent forms to resident representatives over the next several days to determine if residents would like to receive a Bivalent vaccine or booster. Read the updated guidance from Community Pharmacy related to COVID-19 vaccinations.

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/