**COVID-19 Update Letter**


Dear Cornerstone Villa families,

We want to keep you as current as possible with what is happening at Cornerstone Villa. We have recently reached out to family and wanted to follow up with a letter. During routine weekly staff testing, Cornerstone Villa had identified one staff person that tested positive for COVID. The staff that tested positive is out of work self-quarantining. Also, during previous testing we had 2 residents test positive and they are on a COVID unit where no other residents are on. This week we had 1 additional staff member test positive on 11/24/20 and all residents tested negative. The staff that work on the COVID Unit are isolated from the rest of the building. Staff are equipped with specific training and Protective equipment to continue to provide safe and quality care for the residents in our community.

We are taking every effort to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and to keep everyone safe and healthy. We will complete entire -facility testing 2 times a week as our county positivity rate is above 10%. to include staff and residents. Testing will be completed per MDH guidelines. We have restricted all visitation at this time. We are communicating with the Minnesota Department of Health. We continue to monitor all staff and residents regularly for signs or symptoms of COVID 19. The testing will continue to take place at least every 3-7 days until there are no further positive results for at least 14 days. In addition to this interval testing, any staff member who has any signs or symptoms of COVID 19 will be excluded from work and be tested. Any resident that displays any signs or symptoms will also be tested and placed on isolation precautions.

During testing we will post to our website if there are any additional positive residents or staff. If loved one’s results are negative, you will not receive a call, this will confirm their negative result. If your loved one has a positive result, we will contact you by phone.

Please check our website regularly for the most current, up to date, information on the COVID 19 cases in our facility. This is our way to communicate with everyone in a timely manner and care for our residents. Facility website: https://www.cornerstonevilla.com. We will also post updates to Facebook as well. We will continue to utilize technology for means of communication with your loved ones. Please contact the Activity Department at (218)258-3253 Ext. 7510 to schedule virtual visits.

Our next testing is 11/27/20.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns @ (218) 258-3253 at the extensions listed below.

Debra Doughty, Administrator Ext. 7420

Hunter Adamich, RN, Infection Prevention Nurse Ext.7530

Rina Edstrom, Social Services, Ext 7450

Julie Wiita, RN, Director of Nursing, Ext 7460


Thank you from Cornerstone Villa