This letter is to inform you that we have had three residents test positive in our Health Care Wing. Each of these residents has been completely vaccinated. Due to the state of Minnesota regulations we will continue COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff for the next two weeks minimum. We continue to be in outbreak status. As a result of these new cases we have implemented a COVID Unit located in a separate Wing. All COVID positive residents will be moved to this unit upon receiving a positive result.
With the new positive cases we will continue with suspended indoor visits to the Health Care Wing until we can complete our outbreak COVID Testing. Once that is completed with no new cases then we will open visits back up.
Limited Visits Exceptions: Essential Caregivers, Compassionate Care Visits and visits required under disability rights laws will be allowed. Visiting hours are as follows: 8a-4:30p (M-F) 8a-4p (Sat) & 8a-12p (Sun). This is for the Health Care Wing only. Please contact Marilyn Claassen to schedule visits, 507-369-6905.
The safety of our residents and staff are a top priority. We continue to be focused on the well-being of those not only residing at our campus, but also our caregivers and visitors.
We continue to be focused on compliance with the Department of Health and CDC to ensure we do everything we can to keep COVID-19 out of our building. With that said, I ask that all staff and visitors adhere to our screening process that is in place per the CDC and Department of Health recommendations. All individuals entering our campus must screen in at Door A and wear a face mask.
I thank you for your cooperation. Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.
President Joe Biden announced on August 18th that he is directing all nursing homes/health centers to require their staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding.
All ABHM communities receive federal funding in some capacity and therefore will be following this directive.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is currently drawing up new regulations related to COVID-19 vaccinations. Specific information on how these new regulations will be implemented and the timing will be published in September.
The safety of our residents and staff is our top priority and we feel strongly that getting vaccinated will help end this pandemic.
Once the regulations are released we will have more specific information regarding the implementation and how it affects all of us. Until that time, we will closely monitor any communication from the federal government and respond accordingly.
ABHM President and CEO
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