COVID-19 Update January 30, 2022

January 30, 2022

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:
I am writing today to inform you that a St. William’s Living Center resident recently tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing for staff and residents is completed for each positive case of COVID-19 in the facility.  Facility wide testing will take place this week according to CDC and MDH guidelines. 
We currently have the following active COVID-19 cases:
-St. William’s Living Center:  3 active staff cases and 1 active resident case.
-McCornell Court Assisted Living: No active cases
Visitation Guidance
Under the current guidance, indoor visitation is allowed at all times for all residents, without limiting the frequency and length of visits for residents or the number of visitors or requiring advance scheduling of visits.  Visitation is permitted even when the facility is in outbreak status and for residents who are in isolation or in quarantine.
Appointments for visits are not required and visitors may self-screen
We do not require appointments for visits.  Visitors will be required to self-screen prior to entering.  Nursing Home visitors may enter door A on Jackson Street and McCornell Court visitors may enter Door E on McCornell Avenue seven days a week between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm.
Masks Required During Visits and Visits Must take Place in Resident Rooms
Although the state of MN has lifted the mask mandates, masks are still required to be worn at all times while visiting residents at St. William’s Living Center.  Visits must take place in resident rooms.  Additional guidance is posted at the screening station near the entrances.
Questions, Concerns, or Complaints
Should you have any questions, concerns, or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact me at 218-338-1001 or Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.  We realize that this pandemic has been hard on residents and their families and I want to make sure that we are appropriately addressing any concerns that you have.

Tim Kelly, Administrator