Dear Family and Friends,
This week we had no positive cases 0f COVID-19 in our care center. Jack Pine Chateau continues to have no known cases of COVID-19. We are following recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
With no additional cases this week, we are able to resume indoor visitation on Saturday, April 24th. Small group activities and communal dining will also resume. We will test all residents and staff again on April 26th. Due to county positivity, staff will be tested twice weekly until farther notice.
Unfortunately, while cases in long-term care centers remain relatively low due to vaccination efforts, case rates in our local communities have climbed dramatically again. County positivity rates continue to dictate testing frequency and visitation policies. Data published Tuesday show there were 193 people in Minnesota’s hospitals getting intensive care for COVID-19 complications the day before, a rise of 21% from last week.
You are a key partner in keeping our care center open for visiting and ending this pandemic. We encourage you to connect with your primary health care provider or use the Vaccine Locator map (Vaccine Locations / COVID-19 Updates and Information – State of Minnesota (mn.gov)) to find a vaccine appointment near you.
Looking for ways to help? We have a variety of positions available with flexible scheduling and on the job training. For more information or to apply, visit www.jobswithus.org.
Please follow our Facebook page (@Littlefork Care Center and Jack Pine Chateau) or our website (www.sfhs.org) for all COVID updates and information on what is happening inside our care center. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Stephanie Fairchild, Associate Administrator, at 218-278-3481 if you have any questions or concerns.