A resident at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Care Center has tested positive for COVID-19 which put the facility in outbreak status as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health. Because of this, the Care Center is limiting visitation to essential caregivers and end-of-life situations only.
The resident tested positive on August 29 and is under isolation in negative pressure air. All other residents tested negative for COVID-19. Staff have taken aggressive infection control measures, will test residents and staff for COVID-19 every three to seven days, and will continuously monitor the situation with guidance from the MDH and the Centers for Disease Control. Once all residents and staff test negative for 14 consecutive days, the outbreak status will be cleared.
Essential caregivers and those coming to the Care Center for an end-of-life visit should spend extra time and attention performing good hand hygiene. These individuals will be required to wear an isolation mask and eye protection while in the facility and should refrain from physical contact with residents and others while in the facility. For example, practice social distancing with no hand shaking or hugging, and remain six feet apart.
Staff will continue to help connect families and friends with loved ones through alternative means such as telephone, video chat, email, or social media.