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January 12, 2021

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

Evergreen Place - Beardstown has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

X additional positive test results for staff member(s)

X additional positive test results for resident(s)

                     

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

Sincerely,

Amanda Jones

Director



November 18, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Notification updates for any new confirmed COVID positives in the building will transition from a postal letter to an online posting on this community’s website. You may access the updates using this page or this URL: www.evergreenslc.com/beardstown/updates  Our staff will also verbally notify you by phone call. If you do not have access to the Internet please contact the community to access written update information.

 

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amanda Jones

Director

 



November 16, 2020

Greeting residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place,


We would like to share with you the results of today’s COVID-19 mass testing. All of our residents’ results were negative however we had one positive test result for an employee. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, for example, names of the team members, areas of the building, etc. Thank you for your understanding as we preserve our residents’ privacy and dignity.


Per the direction of the Cass County Health Department, we will be testing all employees again on Thursday, November 19. The tests will be administered at Evergreen Place by our licensed nurses. We anticipate having results by the end of the day and will update residents and families when test results are received.


According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance following the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), we will continue to remain in phase 1 which consists of:


PHASE 1:

1. Indoor visitation is prohibited with the exception of compassionate care visitation.

2. Outdoor visitation may occur in an outdoor space designated by the community. Please contact the community for further information.

3. Virtual visitation is available to all residents via several video conferencing platforms.

4. Compassionate care visitation is considered on a case-by-case basis.

5. Beauticians/Barbers are not permitted.


We continue to regularly assess temperatures and signs and symptoms of our residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of every shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community, however, heightened during this time. To attempt to control the spread of the virus, it is our continued recommendation to shelter in place.


Please use this page for regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.


Amanda Jones

Director, Evergreen Place



November 16, 2020

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,


Evergreen Place - Beardstown has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

X additional positive test results for staff member(s)


In accordance with the guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services we are reporting this information to you in written format online. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.


This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.


Sincerely,

Amanda Jones

Administrator



November 11, 2020

Greeting residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place,

We would like to share with you that we have had one positive test result for a resident from last week’s COVID-19 mass testing. We performed testing again yesterday, November 10, on all residents and employees and are happy to report all results were negative. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, for example, names of residents’ areas of the building, apartment numbers, etc. Thank you for your understanding as we preserve our residents’ privacy and dignity.

Per the Cass County Health Department's direction, we will be conducting COVID-19 mass testing all residents and employees tomorrow, Thursday, November 12. The tests will be administered at Evergreen Place by our licensed nurses. We anticipate having results by the end of the day and will update residents and families when test results are received.


We continue to regularly assess temperatures and signs and symptoms of our residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of every shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community, however, heightened during this time. To attempt to control the spread of the virus, it is our continued recommendation to shelter in place.


Please continue to use this page for regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.


Amanda Jones
Director, Evergreen Place



November 6, 2020

Greeting residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place,

It is an ever-changing healthcare climate as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread continues in our cities, across the country, and the world. Thank you for your patience, as it is our priority to directly care for your loved ones at Evergreen Place. We do understand the importance of timely communication and education and intend to give regular updates.

We can share with you that our community has had a positive COVID-19 test result for one of our employees. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, for example, team members or departments. Thank you for your understanding as we preserve our team members’ privacy and dignity.

Per the Cass County Health Department's direction, we will be testing all residents and employees today. The tests will be administered at Evergreen Place by our licensed nurses. Residents will be educated on the purpose of testing and strongly encouraged to test. We anticipate having results received within 72 hours; however, it could take longer. We will update residents and families when test results are received.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance following the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), we will continue to remain in phase 1, which consists of:

PHASE 1:

1. Indoor visitation is prohibited, with the exception of compassionate care visitation.

2. Outdoor visitation may occur in an outdoor space designated by the community. Please contact the community for further information.

3. Virtual visitation is available to all residents via several video conferencing platforms.

4. Compassionate care visitation is considered on a case-by-case basis.

5. Beauticians/Barbers are not permitted

Please use this page for updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Amanda Jones
Director, Evergreen Place