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Happy Easter

Good Afternoon,

Happy Easter! It has been a busy week, and there is more coming up this weekend. RenVilla, MOM, and PV will be hosting Easter Egg hunts outdoors. RenVilla and PV stuffed Easter Eggs, MOM decorated Easter Eggs Bags for the kids, and there have been many treats and goodies made. It has been quite fun. We are looking forward to summer again and planning events, entertainment, and some more fun activities. If anyone wants to assist with events, please let me know.

Covid Updates:

  • RenVilla: No new positives. No change.
  • Meadows on Main: Facility was notified of a visitor who tested positive. Visitor was with 1 resident. That resident has tested positive and is in isolation. Contact tracing complete. Visitation can continue unchanged.
  • Prairie View: No new positives. No change.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Community Transmission: Moderate (eyewear not needed for staff)
  • Case Rate per 100,000: 27.5
  • Inpatient Beds with Covid Admission: 3.7

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal

Administrator, LNHA, LALD

Renville Health Services

Phone: (320) 329-4373

Fax: (320) 329-3678

COVID Update

Good Afternoon –

  • RenVilla: This week, we had 1 positive staff. Low risk resident exposure, and we can contact trace the case.
  • Meadows on Main: No new positives. No change.
  • Prairie View: No new positives. No change.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 55
  • % Positivity: 9.39%
  • Deaths: (<10)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (58.0%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (0)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Please remember to follow the visitation guidelines that are required by MDH and CMS when visiting:

  • Visits must occur in resident’s room/apartment (cannot occur in common areas/during group activities).
  • Temp/Screening is required at main entrance before visit. You will be provided a visitor sticker from a staff member at completion of screening. Please push call light button for assistance.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • Proper hand hygiene must be followed.
  • Physical distancing – remain 6 feet apart – must be followed.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal

Administrator, LNHA, LALD

Renville Health Services

COVID Update

Good Afternoon –

  • RenVilla: This week, we had 1 positive staff. No resident exposure, and we can contact trace the case.
  • Meadows on Main: No new positives. No change.
  • Prairie View: No new positives. No change.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 79
  • % Positivity: 17.22%
  • Deaths: (0)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (57.7%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (0)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Please remember to follow the visitation guidelines that are required by MDH and CMS when visiting:

  • Visits must occur in resident’s room/apartment (cannot occur in common areas/during group activities).
  • Temp/Screening is required at main entrance before visit. You will be provided a visitor sticker from a staff member at completion of screening. Please push call light button for assistance.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • Proper hand hygiene must be followed.
  • Physical distancing – remain 6 feet apart – must be followed.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal

Administrator, LNHA, LALD

Renville Health Services

COVID Update

Good Afternoon –

  • RenVilla: Last week we had one positive resident (notice to RenVilla families went out 2/1), 2 positive staff. Continuing outbreak testing.
  • Meadows on Main: No new positives. No change.
  • Prairie View: No new positives. Outbreak testing is now complete. Will continue surveillance testing based on county transmission rate.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 147
  • % Positivity: 18.18%
  • Deaths: (<10)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (57.4%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (0)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Please remember to follow the visitation guidelines that are required by MDH and CMS when visiting:

  • Visits must occur in resident’s room/apartment (cannot occur in common areas/during group activities).
  • Temp/Screening is required at main entrance before visit. You will be provided a visitor sticker from a staff member at completion of screening. Please push call light button for assistance.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • Proper hand hygiene must be followed.
  • Physical distancing – remain 6 feet apart – must be followed.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal

Administrator, LNHA, LALD

Renville Health Services

COVID Update

Good Afternoon –

  • RenVilla: 2 employees tested positive with this week’s testing. Continuing outbreak testing.
  • Meadows on Main: 1 employee tested positive. However, the employee did not work in the 48 hour infectious period prior to symptom inset.
  • Prairie View: No new positives since last week. Continuing outbreak testing
  • ERC: Tenant is no longer in isolation. No new positives.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 168
  • % Positivity: 29.71%
  • Deaths: (<10)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (57.1%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (0)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

We continue to see an increase in cases locally. Please remember to follow the visitation guidelines that are required by MDH and CMS when visiting:

  • Visits must occur in resident’s room/apartment (cannot occur in common areas/during group activities).
  • Temp/Screening is required at main entrance before visit. You will be provided a visitor sticker from a staff member at completion of screening. Please push call light button for assistance.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • Proper hand hygiene must be followed.
  • Physical distancing – remain 6 feet apart – must be followed.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal

Administrator, LNHA, LALD

Renville Health Services

COVID Update

Good Afternoon –

  • RenVilla: No new positives. Continuing outbreak testing. Visitation may continue as normal.
  • Meadows on Main: No new positives. No change.
  • Prairie View: No new positives. No change.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 62
  • % Positivity: N/A
  • Deaths: (0)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (56.5%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (0)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

We are seeing another increase in cases locally. Please remember to follow the visitation guidelines that are required by MDH and CMS when visiting:

  • Visits must occur in resident’s room/apartment (cannot occur in common areas/during group activities).
  • Temp/Screening is required at main entrance before visit. You will be provided a visitor sticker from a staff member at completion of screening. Please push call light button for assistance.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • Proper hand hygiene must be followed.
  • Physical distancing – remain 6 feet apart – must be followed.
  •  Vaccinated residents may choose to have unmasked visits in their room/apartment with vaccinated visitors without social distancing.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal

COVID Update – Positive Resident at RenVilla

Good Afternoon:

RenVilla – All results from yesterday’s outbreak testing returned. We have 1 new positive resident. This resident and family have been notified. Visitation will again go on hold. Testing will next occur 11/4/21.

Meadows on Main – All results from yesterday’s outbreak testing returned negative. Visitation may resume as usual effective immediately. Testing will next occur on 11/8/21.

Prairie View – No new positives. No change.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 76
  • % Positivity: (15.22%)
  • Deaths: (<10)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (56.6%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (0)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Casie Knoshal

COVID Update

Good Afternoon –

Due to MEA break, I will be sending out this week’s email update a little early.

RenVilla, Prairie View, and Meadows:

No new positives. Surveillance testing will continue. No change.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 47
  • % Positivity: (14.81%)
  • Deaths: (0)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (55.9%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (4)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal

COVID Update

Good Afternoon –

RenVilla, Prairie View, and Meadows:

No new positives. Surveillance testing will continue. No change.

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 59
  • % Positivity: (14.66%)
  • Deaths: (<10)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (55.7%)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (2)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Renville Health Services is facing unprecedented, record-level workforce shortages similar to assisted living and nursing homes across Minnesota. The alarming data below shows how deeply workforce shortages in our industry have impacted access to safe, quality care when and where seniors need it.

  • There are 23,000 unfilled positions in these senior care settings.
  • In August, we experienced 1.5 times more resignations than hires
  • Nearly 70% of nursing homes are limiting admissions due to lack of staff to care for additional residents and of that, 25% have stopped admitting new residents completely.

Shortages of staff are impacting access to care across the continuum. The hold on LTC admissions is now creating backups in hospitals that impact the delivery of health care for everyone. Hospitals are unable to discharge patients to appropriate post-acute or long-term care settings. This in turn, impacts family caregivers and their ability to return to their own jobs.

We need your help so that lawmakers understand that we cannot wait for workforce solutions. Contact your legislators today and ask them to ensure that funding for permanent wage increases for senior caregivers are included as a priority in the upcoming special legislative special session. The date of the special session has not yet been announced, but legislative leaders are in active negotiations to determine the priorities to address, and it may only be a matter of weeks before lawmakers return. Don’t wait; we need action now! 

Link: Workforce Solutions Can’t Wait (p2a.co)

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Casie Knoshal

10.8.21 COVID Update – Positive Employee at PV

Good Afternoon –

Prairie View:

During surveillance testing yesterday, an employee at PV tested positive with no symptoms. We are waiting on a confirmatory PCR while the employee is in quarantine at home. After thorough contact tracing was completed, it was determined that no residents had high risk exposure. The contact tracing results support not initiating wide spread testing. Due to not having the need for wide spread testing, PV will not need to postpone visitation. Visitation will continue as normal. Surveillance testing will continue.

COVID-19 Guidance: Long-term Care Indoor Visitation for Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living-type Settings (state.mn.us)

RenVilla and Meadows:

No new positives. Surveillance testing will continue. No change.

Other Covid Information:

According to MDH, the latest weekly report shows 405 schools in Minnesota have reported COVID outbreaks so far. That data from the state Department of Health shows school outbreaks have more than quadrupled in the past few weeks. Over half of the schools that have experienced more than five coronavirus cases are in greater Minnesota. Health officials continue to encourage mask-wearing, hand sanitizing, and vaccinations for eligible people in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Over 400 MN Schools Have Reported COVID Outbreaks | News | willmarradio.com

The county transmission levels can be found at the link below. In addition to this information, you can find Renville County’s 7-day Metrics including:

  • Cases: 65
  • % Positivity: (15.75%; up from 12.65% last week)
  • Deaths: (0)
  • % Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated: (55.4%; up from 55.1% last week)
  • New Hospital Admissions: (1)

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Casie Knoshal