11/20/2020

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

11/20/2020

We have identified a resident that has tested positive. We have initiated outbreak protocol and set up a dedicated unit. We completed facility wide testing 11/19/20 and are awaiting results. We will continue to be in direct contact with the local health department as well as IDPH. We are continuing to follow all state and federal guidance. For any questions please contact Amy Hannig or Erika Kremitzki at (217)826-2358.

Update 11/18/2020

We have identified a positive employee and have been in close contact with the local health department. We are following all guidance to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our resident and team. We will be testing all resident and team members to promote early detection and assist with containment of this virus. We will continue to update this website as necessary. Please contact Amy or Erica at (217)826-2358 for any questions or concerns.

Update 10/31/2020

SIREN NOTIFICATION

To:  Region 6 Long-Term Care Facilities, Local Health Department Administrators, ERCs, CD staff, PIOs, and Public Health Nurses

CC:  IDPH Director, IDPH Assistant Director, IDPH Chief of Staff, IDPH Deputy Directors, IDPH PIOs, IDPH RHOs, IDPH CD Leads, IDPH OPR Leads, IDPH ERCs, IDPH REMSCs, IDPH Lab Director / Leads, IDPH Long Term Care Leads, IEMA Director / Staff, ASPR, and RHCC’s

From:  Illinois Department of Public Health

Date:  October 30, 2020

Subject: Mitigation Measures for Long-term Care (LTC) Facilities in COVID-19 Region 6

Starting Monday, November 2, Illinois COVID-19 Region 6 is subject to mitigation measures (Tier 1) due to high test positivity rates in the region. Note the following points, based on IDPH’s LTC reopening guidance that took effect on August 14 and was updated on October 21: Reopening Guidance

  • Any LTC facilities in Region 6 that have already advanced to CMS Phase 2 or 3 must suspend indoor visitation and off-site outings. Meanwhile, outdoor visitation may continue. Indoor visitation and off-site outings (if in Phase 3) can be resumed 14 days after tiered mitigation for the region is lifted.
  • Any LTC facilities in Region 6 that have not yet advanced out of CMS Phase 1 are not eligible to advance to CMS Phase 2 until 14 days after tiered mitigation in the region is lifted. Specifically, that means that any plans to begin indoor visitation in association with phase advancement must be postponed until that time. Meanwhile, outdoor visitation may continue.

Update 10/15/2020

Update 10/7/2020

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully closed the COVID-19 outbreak for this facility. We will continue following all IDPH and CMS guidance for non-outbreak procedures. We will continue to complete routine employee testing based on the county positivity rate. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you all for your continued support and the wonderful care that the employees have provided.

Update 10/2/2020

All of the results are in and are negative. We will be completing facility wide testing again on Monday.

Update 9/26/2020

We have identified an additional positive employee through our facility wide testing. This employee has not been in the facility for over one week. We continue to follow all guidance and testing requirements to assist in early detection and containment.

Update 9/25/2020

We have identified an additional positive employee. This employee has not been in the facility for over one week. We continue to follow all guidance and testing requirements to assist in early detection and containment.

Update 9/23/2020

We have completed the second round of facility wide testing. We will notify you once the results have been received.