Janesville, WI – A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an employee of Cedar Crest. At this time, no residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
“The staff member is in quarantine at home. We have notified public health officials as required and are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention,” said David Tanck, CEO. “We are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, our dedicated staff, and our community aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of the situation. Efforts are already underway to test all Cedar Crest staff and residents in our main campus for COVID-19.”
Throughout this pandemic, Cedar Crest has focused efforts on heightened infection control measures:
Prior to each shift, staff is required to wash their hands, take their temperature, and answer a series of questions to ensure they are not exhibiting any known COVID-19 symptoms. Any employees who develop symptoms during a shift are immediately sent home. At that point, they are directed to quarantine at home.
We also conduct a rigorous sanitation regimen that follows all state and federal guidelines. Please know that we have increased the daily volume of cleaning done in common, medical and residential areas. All protective and medical equipment are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Although this can be a challenge at times when providing medical care, our facility continues to practice safe distancing guidelines by limiting the number of people in one area and maintaining six feet of separation. Employees are required to wear masks at all times.
We are closely working with our Medical Director and the Rock County Public Health Department and are thankful for their partnership and support. We are monitoring information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as well as those from federal agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CMS.
About Cedar Crest: Based in Janesville, WI, Cedar Crest is a Life Plan community known for its broad range of senior living residences and exceptional care. Cedar Crest offers options ranging from independent living to skilled care, including assisted living and memory care.