Our COVID-19 situation: As of January 15, 2021, a total of six residents of Cannon Valley Suites have tested positive for COVID-19. No additional residents have tested positive as of today. A total of one staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 this week. We will provide further notification as testing results from yesterday (Thursday) become available.
continue to follow testing protocol required by the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services, mandatory testing will occur twice per week. All staff must be tested on both Monday, January 18th AND Thursday, January 21st between the hours of 5:30am and 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. All residents of the Care Center and Assisted Living settings including Cannon Valley Suites, ParkView East, Southview Suites, Evergreen Lodge, and Northwood Pines will be included in both dates of testing.
Essential Caregivers: In recognition of state, county, and local surge in the number COVID-19 cases, NRC is placing a temporary pause on our Essential Caregiver Program at this time. All Essential Caregiver services will be placed on hold including appointments with loved ones, new Essential Caregiver orientation, and weekly Essential Caregiver COVID-19 testing. Essential Caregiver testing on or off campus will not be required during this pause of the program. Our team is re-evaluating the criteria of this program as we navigate a new path through this pandemic. We are grateful for your continued trust and support in our efforts as we understand this news brings distress to you and your loved one.
We are doing everything we can to minimize the spread of this virus within our setting. We continue our aggressive proactive infection control measures and screening procedures of residents and staff. In addition, we continue to follow all recommended guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health to protect our residents and staff from this virus. We are working in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health to ensure we are taking all appropriate steps at this time.
View our most recent communication letter to families and friends of NRC:
Letter of Response