COVID-19 Update October 15, 2021

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

I am writing today to inform you that a St. William’s Living Center employee tested positive for COVID-19.  Visitation will be limited to compassionate care visits until we complete two rounds of outbreak testing without any new positive cases.  If there are no additional cases identified during outbreak testing, then we will reopen visitation in 5-7 days.

Compassionate care and essential care visits are allowed in certain circumstances after review by the interdisciplinary team.  To schedule a compassionate or essential care visit, please contact our activities department at 218-338-1010 or Michelle Hartmann in Social Services at 218-338-1008. 

Residents may also leave the facility for outings if desired, so when the weather is nice visitors may take residents for a walk around the block or go for a car ride.

We currently have the following active COVID-19 cases:

  • St. William’s Living Center:  1 active staff case and 0 active resident cases.
  • McCornell Court Assisted Living: No active cases

The Minnesota Department of Health has set up a free hotline for anyone who has questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Call the MDH hotline at: 1-651-201-3920.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: Tim Kelly, Administrator at 218-338-1001; Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.

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When I first started therapy, I didn’t have much strength in my left ankle. I could not walk up and down stairs. I walked with a limp.

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COVID-19 Update October 1, 2021, Visitation Update

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

We will reopen for visitation tomorrow, Saturday, October 2, 2021.  Due to an employee recently testing positive for COVID we completed two rounds of outbreak testing of employees and residents.  We are happy to report that there were no additional positive cases found during outbreak testing.   New guidance allows for the reopening of visitation after 5-7 days after a positive staff case.

Appointments for visits are not required and visitors may self-screen

We do not require appointments for visits.  Visitors will be required to self-screen prior to entering.  Nursing Home visitors may enter door A on Jackson Street and McCornell Court visitors may enter Door E on McCornell Avenue seven days a week between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm. 

Masks Required During Visits and Visits Must take Place in Resident Rooms

Although the state of MN has lifted the mask mandates, masks are still required to be worn at all times while visiting residents at St. William’s Living Center.  Visits must take place in resident rooms.  Additional guidance is posted at the screening station near the entrances.

Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Should you have any questions, concerns, or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact me at 218-338-1001 or Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.  We realize that this pandemic has been hard on residents and their families and I want to make sure that we are appropriately addressing any concerns that you have.

Sincerely, Tim Kelly, Administrator