On Tuesday evening, we received notification that an employee who works at the RenVilla tested positive for Covid-19 as a result of community-based transmission. This employee is at home on quarantine. No residents are positive at this time.
Unfortunately, this means we needed to stop all patio visits and beautician visits at this time. In addition, we initiated another round of point-prevalence-testing. The first round of testing for residents and employees was completed today. We believe this is the best way to protect residents, staff, and our community.
We will continue to follow all recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).We continue to evaluate the increase in cases in our community and surrounding area and take those numbers into consideration. With the increase in cases, we implore our community members to take this virus seriously, mask, and social distance from one another. It is truly unfortunate that we have another confirmed case of Covid-19 as visitation guidelines are beginning to loosen. We will continue to evaluate this and make decisions based on positive cases in the facility, community, and on our testing results.
We will continue to update the community on our status as well as on our ongoing work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 via our website (www.rhs.sfhs.org). If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging and unprecedented time.
Renville Health Services