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June 2020

Update 3-19-21:

Thorne Crest skilled nursing residents and families:

Recent COVID testing identified the following new case in our community:

1 – Staff member with low risk to our residents and other staff members.

We continue to stay in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Essential Caregiver and Compassionate Care Caregiver VISITS CONTINUE
To minimize the spread of COVID we prefer residents connect with family members utilizing video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats.  However, we also understand that connecting with family members is important.  We are currently able to allow essential and compassionate caregiver visits.

Please contact Marilyn at 507.369.6905 to schedule a visit.


While we are able to continue the essential caregiver visits with the two designated essential caregivers, we will need to suspend the friends and family visits.

We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the state health department, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community.

We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact Shari McNamara the administrator at Thorne Crest at 507-369-6900.


Shari McNamara,


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