Dear Families and Friends,
As businesses begin to reopen and we experience warmer weather, we understand that our residents are anxious to schedule appointments, socialize, go shopping, etc. As frustrating as it may be, those in congregate living communities are still advised to practice self-quarantine and social distancing. We will continue to enforce visitor restrictions in skilled nursing, memory care, senior living and basic care per the recommendation of the Department of Health. If residents do not follow these restrictions, all other residents are put at risk.
Each campus is working on a plan to allow individual residents to go outside and enjoy some fresh air in a safe way. More details to come on this, but please know that even when the weather is pleasant, visitation is still restricted, even outside.
We know it is difficult not visiting your loved ones, but it is our priority to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy. Thank you for your continued support of these restrictions.
We have received the results of our campus-wide testing at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. The test results for all residents in the care center, memory care, and senior living apartments all came back negative. Two employees in the care center tested positive for COVID-19. These employees were asymptomatic and are currently furloughed. In addition to the staff member that tested positive last week, this makes three active cases.
Eventide Jamestown did campus-wide testing yesterday as a precautionary measure per the Department of Health’s testing plan for all long-term care and senior living facilities across the state. We expect these results within the next few days.
Here is an update of active and inactive cases* at our locations:
Eventide Fargo: 9 active residents, 9 active staff in care center; 1 active staff in senior living apartments; 0 active residents in senior living apartments; 5 inactive residents in care center.
Eventide Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo: 3 active staff in care center; 0 active residents in care center; 0 active residents or staff in care center senior living apartments.
Eventide on Eighth in Moorhead: 19 active residents; 13 active staff; 3 inactive residents.
Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: No cases.
Eventide Jamestown: No cases.
Eventide Heartland in Devils Lake: No cases.
Eventide Downtown in Devils Lake: No cases.
Eventide Lake Country Manor in Devils Lake: No cases.
As always, I thank you for your continued support of our residents and our #EventideHeroes.
Jon Riewer, President and CEO
*Active cases include current positive cases in residents and staff. Inactive cases include resident recoveries, discharges, and those who have passed away, as well as employees who have recovered or left employment. We will not give further information on deaths due to confidentiality and respect for residents and their families.