Safety. Health. Wellbeing.

Please know that maintaining the safety, health and wellbeing of all community members is our number-one priority! We are committed to keeping you up to date on any other changes due to the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control requirements with regard to COVID-19.

NRC has been offering vaccinations to our residents and staff as they are made available by the Minnesota Department of Health. Learn more about the vaccinations and when they are administered on our campus on our new vaccination page.

Current COVID-19 Situation

Communications Update

Our COVID-19 situation: As of April 16, 2021, we have one positive result of COVID-19 among residents of the Care Center. We have no positive results among staff at this time.

All staff and Essential Caregivers must be tested on Monday, April 19th between the hours of 5:30am and 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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

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Living Safer at NRC

We've made accommodations around campus to help our residents – current and new alike – stay healthy, feel at home and live life to the fullest, including changes to transportation and outings, chapel services, activities, fitness and visiting.

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Visitor Information

We understand how vital it is for families and loved ones to reconnect in person. We also must prioritize the safety of our community during the evolving and changing circumstances.

Visitation Status as of April 14, 2021: Indoor visitation at the Care Center and ParkView East is on hold at this time. Indoor visitation for ParkView West, Southview Suites, Cannon Valley Suites, Evergreen Lodge, and Northwood Pines has resumed. Essential Caregiver and Compassionate Caregiver visits will continue in all areas of campus.

Visiting Policy

We are working on developing our own policies and procedures, as aligned with recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health regarding Essential Caregivers and will share updates with our extended community as soon as these are finalized.

Visiting in 2021

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We're now offering more ways to visit your loved ones. Schedule an indoor, outdoor, video, or window visit today.

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COVID Testing

All staff and residents of the Northfield Retirement Community Care Center and Assisted Living are tested regularly based on recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health. Other residents and family members have also asked about testing opportunities.

The Minnesota Department of Health offers free COVID tests to Minnesota residents. If you have COVID-like symptoms please call your health care provider immediately to determine the best testing approach for your circumstances.

There are two options for tests: testing at home or testing at a community center. To learn more, please visit the state's Covid Response website. Go to Find Testing Locations for details about community testing sites and instructions for requesting an at-home testing kit.

Meal, Garage and Delivery Information

  • Northfield Manor Details

    Manor Entry

    • All residents must enter and exit through the Manor Main Entrance. The stairwell doors will serve as emergency exits only. Your keys will not open these doors.

    Garage Renters

    • Please refrain from leaving the campus. If you must leave, YOU MUST ENTER AND EXIT THE GARAGE WITH YOUR GARAGE REMOTE.

    Manor Meals

    • You may request a meal from ParkView kitchen by calling 507-664-3473. Meals will be delivered to Burgoyne Commons for tenants to pick up at the indicated time.
    • Breakfast: Cereal/toast/juice/milk/coffee. Call before 8:00 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. delivery.
    • Dinner: Special of the day. Call between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. for a 5:45 p.m. delivery.
    • Manor noon meal: Please continue to sign up for the noon meal at the podium by 8:00 a.m. You may sign up in advance. The noon meal will be delivered to each floor for pick up in the hallway of the floor that you live on. Meals will arrive between 11:30 am and 11:45 am. Please pick up promptly. The meal will include: Meal of the day (subject to change, based on availability), tossed salad with dressing of the day, dessert of the day and milk.

    Deliveries

    • Deliveries for tenants of Northfield Manor should be brought to the Manor main entry door. You must pick up your items from these areas if you are able.
  • ParkView West Details

    ParkView West Meals

    • Meals will not be served in the dining room. Order a meal to be delivered from ParkView kitchen by calling 507-649-0186.
    • Breakfast: Cereal/toast/juice/milk/coffee. Call before 8:00 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. delivery.
    • Lunch: Special of the day. Call between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. for a 12:45 p.m. delivery.
    • Dinner: Special of the day. Call between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. for a 6:15 p.m. delivery.

    Garage Renters

    • Please refrain from leaving the campus. If you must, please exit and enter through hallway doors.

    Deliveries

    • Deliveries for residents of ParkView East, ParkView West or SouthView Suites should be brought to the ParkView East main entry door.
  • ParkView East Details

    ParkView East Meals

    • Meals will not be served in the dining room. All meals will be delivered to your apartment.
    • Meals will be delivered as follows: Breakfast between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., lunch between 11:30 and noon, and dinner between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.

    Deliveries

    • Deliveries for residents of ParkView East, ParkView West or SouthView Suites should be brought to the ParkView East main entry door.

Support Northfield Retirement Community

Our Wish List

You can help us during this challenging time. We appreciates gifts from our friends to help our residents and staff. Items we currently need include:

  • Three forehead-scanning thermometers (temporal thermometers)
  • Canvas and paint for residents
  • Nail polish for residents
  • Large-print word finds and crossword puzzles
  • Balloons and pool noodles (for residents to play with from doorways with one another)
  • N95 or homemade cloth masks
  • Gowns (homemade is ok)
  • Meals, treats and snacks for staff from restaurants or grocery stores – contact DawnMarie at 507-664-3471
  • Letters written to residents
  • Pictures colored by children or cards with a cheerful, encouraging note
  • Gifts to the NRC Foundation