Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates - Eventide

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Eventide on Eighth in Moorhead Identifies Positive COVID-19 Case (April 17, 2020)

Eventide on Eighth in Moorhead has identified a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in its care center.

We are taking all steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our location. We are working in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health to ensure we are taking appropriate steps.

We continue to follow all recommended guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and the Minnesota Department of Health to protect our residents and staff from this virus and will continue to take every action possible to prevent it from spreading in our setting.

Our team continues its aggressive proactive infection control measures and screening procedures, which we believe will help us manage this case as effectively as possible.

Eventide Fargo Manages Positive COVID-19 Case (April 10, 2020)

Eventide Fargo has identified a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We are doing everything we can to stop the spread of the virus in our setting,” says Jon Riewer, President and CEO. “We are working in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Health to ensure we are taking appropriate steps at this time. Our staff and residents are continuing the strict preventative actions we implemented in early March.”

Staff that interacted with the resident have been sent home to self-quarantine for 14 days.

All Eventide locations activated the organization’s COVID-19 response plan in March and continue to follow these safety measures.

·       Each location is closed to all visitors for everyone’s safety per the requirement of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone
or video chat, if possible.

·       Every Eventide community has strict infection control measures. This includes restricting residents from congregating in social spaces, moving throughout the building and keeping them in their
rooms. Dedicated staff continues to serve residents, ensuring they each receive one-on-one activities and daily movement.

·       Residents are monitored and screened for symptoms of COVID-19 twice per day.

·       All staff is screened when they arrive at work. Staff are not allowed in the building if they are ill. Any staff who exhibit symptoms are instructed to self-quarantine at home.

“Our dedicated professional caregivers are working tirelessly to prevent serious illnesses and provide compassionate support. Our clinical team is contacting family members to share information about their loved ones and respond to questions. We will also provide regular updates to family members on the status of our operations. We all remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for our residents,” Riewer added. 

Misinformation from Minnesota Department of Health (April 4, 2020)

The facilities with COVID-19 list provided by the Minnesota Department of Health inaccurately includes Eventide Senior Living Communities. We believe this is an error due to the Sanford Health employee that was in our building approximately two weeks ago who later tested positive for COVID-19. We do not have any positive cases in our Moorhead facilities, including our Eighth Street campus where the Sanford employee was present.

We are working with the Minnesota Department of Health to correct this.

Kim Nicholls, Director of Clinical Services, discusses COVID-19

Response to essential visitor testing positive (March 27, 2020)

On Friday, March 27, Eventide was notified at the end of the day that a provider from a local hospital/clinic system tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). This provider was in our Eventide on Eighth Care Center on Monday. Staff that interacted with the external provider have been sent home to self-quarantine for 14 days and all resident families have been notified. While we do not have any cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at any of our communities, please know that we are taking necessary precautions to keep the health, wellness and safety of our residents and staff our number one priority.

Here’s what we are doing:

On March 12, we implemented the following COVID-19 response plan:

·       Our building closed to all visitors for everyone’s safety per the requirement of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone or video chat, if possible.

·       We implemented enhanced infection control measures. This includes restricting residents from congregating in social spaces, moving throughout the building and keeping them in their rooms. Our dedicated staff continues to serve residents, ensuring they each receive one-on-one activities and daily movement.

·       We started to monitor and screen residents for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis.

·       We began to screen staff and external care providers upon entering our buildings. No one is allowed in the building if they are ill.
Any staff who exhibit symptoms are instructed to self-quarantine at home.

Since notification of exposure at our community, we’ve initiated the following measures:

·       Residents will be screened twice per day.

·       Staff will continue to wear appropriate personal protective equipment and as an additional precaution all staff will now wear masks at all times.

In addition, we follow all recommended guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control
& Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health to protect our residents and staff from this virus and will continue to take every action possible to prevent it in our setting.

FAQs (Updated April 10, 2020)

We understand you may have questions regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) and the prevention and preparedness steps that we are taking.

Please click here to visit our FAQ section.

Information on Virtual Visits

Click here for information on how to schedule a virtual chat with your loved one.