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COVID-19 Updates

COVID Vaccine
Visitor Information
Testing and Prevention

COVID Vaccine
We encourage all residents and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect each other and take a big step towards ending this pandemic.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a rule mandating full vaccination for employees, volunteers and contract service providers in health care settings, including nursing homes, that receive Medicare / Medicaid funding.  PHS is taking action to comply with these requirements.  
Following the latest guidance from federal and state departments, visitation is allowed for all residents at all times during regular visiting hours.

Visitors will be asked screening questions upon entry and may be asked to wear masks and other infection control measures per county COVID transmission rates and CDC/health department guidance.

We continue to ask that visitors limit their movement throughout the campus outside the apartment or suite of their loved ones or to designated visitation areas. 

Designated visitation spaces may also be available for visits. The visitation rooms are set to provide comfort and privacy while maintaining social distancing. Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected and we have implemented bipolar ionization technology in our dedicated visitation spaces to help keep the air clean. Learn more about this new technology and Our Safer Approach

View the COVID status for each community (updated each Tuesday):
Minnesota Community COVID Status
Wisconsin Community COVID Status
Iowa Community COVID Status

We ask that visitors not enter if diagnosed with COVID in the past 14 days, or have had close unprotected contact with someone who tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days, or have COVID symptoms including fever, new cough, or new difficulty breathing.

See the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services update for more information on visitation criteria.
Testing and Prevention
We continue to adhere to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention following health department guidance. This includes screening, hand hygiene, PPE, regular surface disinfection, and COVID-19 testing as recommended. 
Help at Home Services
For information about Optage Senior Dining Choices, Home Care, and Hospice, please visit the Optage website. 
COVID-19 Resources  
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