6 Additional Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 This Week

Dear Family and Friends,

Weekly Update 10-09-2020

We have completed entire-site testing on October 6th. This week, we had six additional residents test positive for COVID-19 and NO additional staff test positive. We have reached out to family representatives and provided verbal notification for all residents that have tested positive.  Our next round of testing will be conducted on Tuesday October 13th.

The residents that tested positive for COVID-19 has been transferred to our COVID unit. As a reminder, staff that work in our segregated unit will not care for residents outside of the unit or interact with any employees that are providing direct care to residents outside of the unit. All staff in the segregated unit will be equipped with N95 masks, face shields and gowns. Staff will enter and exit the segregated unit from a separate door to prevent exposure to the rest of our care center, residents and employees. 

Since the COVID Pandemic first began, we have had 38 residents and 27 staff members test positive for COVID-19. We are saddened to say we have had 9 residents pass away after testing positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak. As of today, we have had 6 residents graduate from the COVID unit.

Due to the staffing impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Minnesota Department of Health has coordinated with the National Guard to provide us with staffing relief from October 3rd-October 11th. A nurse and 4 med techs will be on site to assist with resident care needs.

Looking for ways to help? We have a variety of positions available with flexible scheduling and on the job training. For more information or to apply, visit www.jobswithus.org.

Thank you again for being partners with us in fighting the COVID-19 virus. Your messages of support, prayers, and caring is important to all those living and working here. Without a doubt, there will be more challenges ahead, and we continue to ask for your patience as we navigate through the COVID Pandemic. Please follow our Facebook page (@Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center) or our website (www.sfhs.org) for all COVID updates and information on what is happening inside our care center. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Shane P. Roche, Administrator, at 218-231-8106 if you have any questions or concerns.