There has been a confirmed positive COVID case in one staff member that was present at Gardenview Assisted Living. The staff member was last here on October 18th and had known exposure in the community. The staff member had been off duty ever since.
We will test all staff and residents this week and the staff again next week. I have reported the result to Winnebago County Public Health as required. Winnebago County has evaluated the exposure risk for Gardenview Assisted Living staff and residents. We will take all measures as directed by Winnebago County.
In the meantime, residents and staff will continue to be closely monitored for symptoms and steps taken if needed for their care. All scheduled visits will need to stop until such time as we are cleared by Winnebago County Public Health from this exposure.
The community spread of COVID 19 in our area is at an all-time high and is continuing to grow. We will put all required resources and time into managing it.
We will continue to keep you updated.
Thank you for your patience, care and understanding.