St. William’s Living Center COVID-19 Situation Update November 7, 2020

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

Today we received notification of a resident of the nursing home that has tested positive for COVID-19.  The testing of residents and staff this week resulted in one positive resident case and one positive staff case; all other staff and residents tested negative from this round of testing.

We currently have two active staff cases and one active nursing home resident case of COVID-19.

We will test all residents next week, November 10th, and we will continue to test all staff and residents weekly until we have had no new cases for 14 days in a row.  Residents that have been exposed to staff with COVID-19 will be tested more frequently.  All staff are tested at least weekly for COVID-19 and all direct care staff will be tested two times per week until the outbreak has been contained.

To resume indoor visits, we must have no new COVID-19 cases for at least 14 days and two rounds of negative tests for all staff and residents.  Essential Care visits have been suspended in the nursing home.  Compassionate care visits for end of life situations and essential care visits in McCornell Court Assisted Living will continue. 

We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone or video chat, if possible.  You may call our activity department at 218-338-1010 to set up a time to schedule a video meeting or window visit with a resident.

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. We will continue to provide updates to you to keep you informed of our ongoing work.

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.

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly, Administrator