Special Visitor Restrictions Effective March 11, 2020


Effective: March 11, 2020

Stonehill Communities regards the safety, health, and well-being of our residents and staff as the utmost priority. Staff are receiving additional training on special precautions and the Coronavirus Disease.

In response to the recent information available from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regarding the prevention of transmission of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Stonehill Communities has initiated visitor restrictions and additional protocol for the safety and well-being of the residents we care for. These precautions are in place until further notice.

Stonehill is requiring each visitor to complete a questionnaire (below) before visiting. Questionnaires will be available at the Stonehill Health Center front desk, Assisi Village front desk, Stonehill Wellness Center front desk, and at the Human Resources and Outpatient Therapy offices. Please see additional notes below on restrictions to which entrances may be accessed until further notice.

All visitors including resident family members, contractors working on campus, delivery personnel, etc. must complete the questionnaire each time they visit the Stonehill campus. Visitors will be asked to buzz in and a staff member will greet them and assist with completing the questionnaire.

Only 2 healthy adults, who are symptom free will be allowed to visit a resident at the same time. No visitors under 18 years of age will be allowed on campus.

Special Visiting Hours until further notice:

Stonehill Health Center - 1-8 PM daily

Assisi Village - 9 AM-4 PM daily

If a special request needs to be considered, please speak with the Administrator (Peg Stockel) or Director of Nursing (Matt Jahn) or Assisi Village Director (Lisa Crawford). Please call 563-557-7180 with any questions. If you are unable to reach Peg, Matt, and Lisa- you may contact the Health Center House Supervisor.

All visitor access cards will be disabled beginning at 1 pm on March 11, 2020. If a special permission is required due to extenuating circumstances please contact Stonehill and ask to speak to the Administrator (Peg Stockel) or Director of Nursing (Matt Jahn).

Please decrease visits at this time unless necessary and please ask to speak to someone in Activities about options such as Skype or FaceTime to virtually/video chat visit with your loved one.

At this time no volunteers will be visiting campus.

Special Notes for the Stonehill Wellness Center

In addition to the above precautions the Stonehill Wellness Center asks that Wellness members do not use the Wellness Center if they have any current respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat. Please begin sanitizing the equipment before and after use to help prevent the spread of illness. It is recommended you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when entering the Wellness Center and following your work out. If you have any questions regarding these special precautions please contact the Wellness Center at 563-690-9640.

Visitor Questionnaire

All visitors will be asked to complete a questionnaire with their name, phone number, date/time of visit, and who they plan to visit. Additionally, they will be asked:

  • Do you currently have any respiratory symptoms? (Respiratory symptoms may include but are not limited to one of more of the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat)
  • Have you traveled internationally in the past 14 days?
  • Did you have close contact with a person laboratory confirmed to be infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the past 14 days?

If a visitor answers yes to any of the questions they will not be allowed to visit for at least 14 days. Stonehill will keep this information in a confidential location and will discard this information 1 year after the current restrictions are discontinued.