Dear Gardenview Assisted Living Community Members,
We conducted all staff and resident testing earlier this week and detected 6 additional residents and 2 additional staff members that have tested positive for COVID-19. Through contact tracing, all of these new cases are likely linked to our original case, according to Winnebago County Health Department. None of these residents are showing any symptoms as of now. We will continue to test residents and staff weekly until further notice. We continue to monitor all residents each shift and all staff before they begin working. We wish to assure you that even with staff being off, we are able to care for the residents adequately.
I notified Winnebago Public Health officials as required and we are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread of this virus. We want to make our residents, their families, and our dedicated staff are aware of this situation. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time.
Thank you all for your continued support, thoughts and prayers for our residents and team members! If you have any questions, please call me at 920-733-4305.