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January 13, 2021

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

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,

Kris Loudenback

Director



January 9, 2021

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

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,

Kris Loudenback

Director

 



January 6, 2021

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village 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 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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




January 4, 2021

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village 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 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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 31, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village 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 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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 23, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village 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 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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 22, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 18, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village 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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 15, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X a first confirmed positive 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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 14, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 11, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

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,

Kris Loudenback

Director

 




December 9, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




December 4, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X a first confirmed positive for resident(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,

Kris Loudenback

Director




November 29, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village 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 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,

Kris Loudenback

Director



November 18, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Village 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 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,

Kris Loudenback

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 link: www.evergreenslc.com/evergreenvillageslf/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,

Kris Loudenback

Director



October 29, 2020

Family and friends of Evergreen Village,

We are cautiously thrilled to announce Evergreen Village’s movement into Phase 3, which includes the least restrictive environment of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Reopening Guidance:

PHASE 3:

  • Indoor visitation may occur, unsupervised, in our community’s designated common area with six-feet of separation along with cloth face-covering/masking by visitors and residents. Please give us a call for further details! (309) 452-7300
  • In-apartment visitation is permissible for compassionate care and is considered on a case by case basis.
  • Outdoor visitation, unsupervised, is permitted.
  • Weather permitting, outdoor visitation is strongly preferable to indoor visitation.
  • Virtual visitation continues to be available to all residents via videoconferencing platforms.
  • Stylists/Salons are permitted.


Per the guidance of the McLean County Health Department, and in coordination with the recommendations of the CDC, IDPH, and CMS, our nurses are conducting COVID-19 mass testing for team members monthly. 


We continue to follow the direction of the local health department and IDPH; it is their continued recommendation to ‘shelter in place’ to control the spread of the virus. For our residents, this means staying in their apartment, and social distancing for any activity outside their apartment, such as attending lunches served in the dining room and enjoying the fresh air on the patio. We will continue to screen temperatures of residents daily and employees at the start of shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community, however, heightened during this time. 


Please continue to visit this page to keep informed; I am also happy to take your calls and questions. 


Very thankful for the opportunity to share good news,

Kris Loudenback, RN

Director, Evergreen Village



October 27, 2020

Family and friends of Evergreen Place,

We are cautiously thrilled to announce that Evergreen Place Normal has moved into Phase 3, which includes the least restrictive environment of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Reopening Guidance:

  • Indoor visitation may occur, unsupervised, in our community’s designated common area with six-feet of separation along with cloth face-covering/masking by visitors and residents. Please give us a call for further details! (309) 451-9355
  • In-apartment visitation is permissible for compassionate care and is considered on a case by case basis.
  • Outdoor visitation, unsupervised, is permitted.
  • Weather permitting, outdoor visitation is strongly preferable to indoor visitation.
  • Virtual visitation continues to be available to all residents via videoconferencing platforms.
  • Stylists/Salons are permitted.

Per the guidance of the McLean County Health Department, and in coordination with the CDC, IDPH, and CMS recommendations, our nurses are conducting COVID-19 mass testing for team members every month. 

We continue to follow the direction of the health department and IDPH; it is their recommendation to ‘shelter in place’ to control the spread of the virus. For our residents, this means staying in their apartment. We will continue to screen temperatures of residents throughout the day and employees at the start of shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community, however, heightened during this time. 

Please continue to visit this page to keep informed; I am also happy to take your calls and questions. 


Very thankful for the opportunity to share the good news,

Joyce Benton

Director, Evergreen Place Normal



August 26, 2020


Greetings residents, families, and friends,

It is an ever-changing healthcare climate as the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) spread continues in our cities and across the country and world. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make caring for your loved ones our priority at Evergreen Village. We do understand the importance of timely communication and education and intend to provide regular updates regarding COVID-19. 

It is with heavy hearts that we share our community has had an employee test positive for COVID-19.  Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, for example, names of team members or departments they work in. Thank you for your understanding as we preserve our team members’ privacy and dignity.

We can also share that we are in constant communication with the McLean County Health Department, following their guidance and ensuring the proper protocols are being followed to minimize the additional risk of exposure to our residents and team members. We regularly screen temperatures of residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start and middle of a shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community. For residents, this means wearing a mask outside of their apartment or when staff is in their apartment. We also continue to restrict visitors to scheduled, outside visits and restrict residents from leaving the property for necessary medical visits only. We ask for your assistance in emphasizing the importance of these measures with your loved one through your calls, visits, and emails. They truly love hearing from you!

Unless urgent, please use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/evergreenvillageslf/update, as I will be focusing on continuing to lead our team and residents through this uncharted territory. I realize how startling this communication may be; rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Sincerely,

Kris Loudenback

Director
Evergreen Village