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Total Active COVID-19 Cases

1

Active COVID-19 Cases: Residents

1

Active COVID-19 Cases: Staff

1

Total Recovered COVID-19 Cases

1

Active COVID-19 Cases: Independent Living Residents

1

Active COVID-19 Cases: Assisted Living Residents

1

Active COVID-19 Cases: Memory Care Residents

1

Active COVID-19 Cases: Skilled Nursing

Please note that ACTIVE case numbers cannot be moved to RECOVERED for 30 days from diagnosis.  Many of the current active cases you are seeing here have met their quarantine and are no longer considered contagious.

11/26/2021 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

Cedar Crest currently has one additional positive COVID case to report at this time. Related to recent guidance, we will not be suspending visitation, however we are discouraging visitors to the North side of AL at this time.

We are continuing to follow all guidelines for contact tracing and follow-up testing related to any positive cases. Due to the high rate of spread within our community, we are finding that some staff are reporting exposures outside of work. With almost all of our residents being fully vaccinated, we are confident in their safety, and we will continue to take all necessary precautions to maintain that safety.

We are encouraging all of those within our community to get vaccinated to help protect both yourself and those around you from COVID-19. Attached to this letter is a list of vaccination sites within our area. Please reach out to those sites or to your primary care provider about getting vaccinated if you have not already done so.

Visitation Guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines

 

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

11/18/21 Update

Cedar Crest currently has no further positive COVID cases at this time. As of today, Skilled Nursing C-Pod (rooms 313-336) will be able to resume visitation as normal. We are continuing to discourage visitation in Assisted Living South Side (rooms 1-18). All other areas of our campus remain open as usual at this time.

We are continuing to follow all guidelines for contact tracing and follow-up testing related to any positive cases. Due to the high rate of spread within our community, we are finding that some staff are reporting exposures outside of work. With almost all of our residents being fully vaccinated, we are confident in their safety, and we will continue to take all necessary precautions to maintain that safety.

We are encouraging all of those within our community to get vaccinated to help protect both yourself and those around you from COVID-19. Attached to this letter is a list of vaccination sites within our area. Please reach out to those sites or to your primary care provider about getting vaccinated if you have not already done so.

Visitation Guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines

 

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

11/12/21 Update

Cedar Crest currently has 2 staff members who have tested positive for COVID. With the new guidance, we are able to isolate the areas required to quarantine to Skilled Nursing C-Pod (rooms 313-336) and Assisted Living South Side (rooms 1-18). Residents in these areas are being tested and monitored for symptoms. Visitation is suspended for these two areas only at this time.

Cedar Crest was able to obtain the Moderna booster for the Skilled Nursing residents who wanted it this week. Assisted Living and Memory Care Moderna boosters are expected next week. We are also working to organize a Moderna booster clinic for Independent Living.

In need of a Pfizer booster?- Cedar Crest is assisting Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care in obtaining Pfizer boosters. Independent Living Residents should contact their physician and/or schedule the booster one of the many off site locations. See attached for COVID-19 vaccine locations within 10 miles of Cedar Crest.

Visitation Guidelines (for areas not on quarantine):

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines

 

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

Updated 11/11/2021

9/30/2021 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report.  Visitation is ongoing for all areas of the campus. Please see the visitation guidelines below prior to your visit. We ask that all visitors use the main entrance to screen in.

Visitation Guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

 

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

CMS has introduced new guidance that changes the way we respond in the event of a positive COVID-19 test. We are now able to do contact tracing, and only areas of the campus that are directly affected by the positive case will have visitation restricted. We are continuing to follow all recommended guidance for ongoing testing. Please reach out to social services if you have questions regarding visitation.

 

At this time, Cedar Crest will be discontinuing with the weekly letters. We will continue to update the website with any changes on the campus. In the event of an outbreak, we will resume updates via mail. Any changes directly impacting your loved one will be communicated with you directly—our goal is to continue to provide information and answer questions to the best of our ability. If at any time you have questions, please check the website or reach out to Social Services directly via email or phone (608-373-6319).

 

 

 

 

9/23/2021 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report.  Visitation has been resumed for all areas of the campus. Please see the visitation guidelines below prior to your visit. We ask that all visitors use the main entrance to screen in.

At this time, restrictions on the campus are related to the Community Transmission Rate. The CDC tracks community transmission by determining the number of new cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days. The percentage of positivity is categorized as low, moderate, substantial, or high. Currently, Rock County is in the “high” category. This means that the CDC recommends that all individuals should wear a mask in public indoor settings.

We have received some questions about the booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine. We are working with our pharmacy to determine eligibility of all residents, and a plan for administering these shots to those who are eligible. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.

We will begin administering flu shots to residents and staff in the next couple weeks. Please feel free to reach out to nursing with any questions regarding this.

Visitation Guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

 

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Social Services at 608-373-6319.

9/17/2021 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report.  Resident and staff testing is ongoing, and we are continuing to work with the Health Department on next steps. Visitation remains on hold in Assisted Living and Memory Care. Families will receive a phone call as soon as we are able to resume visitation in these areas.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 6.9%. We are encouraging all those in our Cedar Crest family to be cautious and follow all guidance related to slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We are able to resume visitation in Skilled Nursing beginning today, Friday 9/17. Please observe the following guidelines during your visit:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

Visitation is on hold in Memory Care and Assisted Living at this time. As a reminder, virtual and window visits remain available in these areas for families who are interested. To schedule a virtual/window visit for a resident in Assisted Living, please call Cristina at 608-373-6341. To schedule a virtual visit in Memory Care, please call Heather at 608-373-6330.

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

We are beginning the process of planning for this year’s flu shot clinic. Residents and their representatives will be contacted within the next few days regarding consents, and shots will be administered within the next few weeks.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Social Services at 608-373-6319.

9/9/2021 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report.  Resident and staff testing is ongoing, and we are continuing to work with the Health Department on next steps. Visitation remains on hold in Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing. Families will receive a phone call as soon as we are able to resume visitation in these areas.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 7.2%. We are encouraging all those in our Cedar Crest family to be cautious and follow all guidance related to slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Visitation is on hold in the Skilled Nursing Facility, Memory Care, and Assisted Living at this time. As a reminder, virtual and window visits remain available in these areas for families who are interested. To schedule a virtual/window visit for a resident in Assisted Living, please call Cristina at 608-373-6341. To schedule a virtual visit in Memory Care, please call Heather at 608-373-6330. To schedule a virtual/window visit with a resident in Skilled Nursing, please contact Social Services at 608-373-6319.

Independent Living remains open for visitation.  Please use caution and continue to follow visitation guidelines, including masking while you are in the building.

Independent Living:

  • Activities are ongoing with appropriate screening, masking and social distancing
  • Activities with food being served is discouraged at this time
  • The dining room is open for meals however limiting seating per table
  • Transportation services are being offered to medical appointments and other outings keeping social distancing in mind…..masks required
  • No restrictions to visitation at this time

Guest rooms are not available until further notice

9/2/2021 Update

We have 2 Skilled Nursing residents and 2 Independent Living residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Visitation will remain on hold in Skilled Nursing as well as Assisted Living.  Resident and staff testing will continue at this time. We will continue to work with the Health Department and Medical Director for direction. Families will be made aware of any changes to the visiting restrictions ASAP.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 7.1%. We are encouraging all those in our Cedar Crest family to be cautious and follow all guidance related to slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Visitation is on hold in the Skilled Nursing Facility and Assisted Living at this time. As a reminder, virtual and window visits remain available in both of these areas for families who are interested. To schedule a virtual/window visit for a resident in Assisted Living, please call Cristina at 608-373-6341. To schedule a virtual/window visit with a resident in Skilled Nursing, please contact Social Services at 608-373-6319.

Independent Living and Memory Care remain open for visitation.  Please use caution and continue to follow visitation guidelines, including masking while you are in the building.

Memory Care visitors:  Please use the Main Entrance for visitation

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

Independent Living:

  • Activities are ongoing with appropriate screening, masking and social distancing
  • Activities with food being served is discouraged at this time
  • The dining room is open for meals however limiting seating per table
  • Transportation services are being offered to medical appointments and other outings keeping social distancing in mind…..masks required
  • No restrictions to visitation at this time
  • Guest rooms are not available until further notice

 

8/26/2021 Update

We have one additional staff person who tested positive for COVID-19. Visitation is now on hold in Assisted Living related to this new positive case.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 6.7%. We are encouraging all those in our Cedar Crest family to be cautious and follow all guidance related to slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Visitation is on hold in the Skilled Nursing Facility and Assisted Living at this time related to the staff positive case. As a reminder, virtual visits remain available in both of these areas for families who are interested. To schedule a virtual visit for a resident in Assisted Living, please call Cristina at 608-373-6341. To schedule a virtual visit with a resident in Skilled Nursing, please contact Social Services at 608-373-6319.

Independent Living and Memory Care remain open for visitation. Please continue to follow visitation guidelines, including masking while you are in the building. Visitors to Independent Living may continue to follow the same guidelines for visitation.

Memory Care visitors: Please use the Main Entrance for visitation

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

Now more than ever, we would like to remind everyone within our Cedar Crest family the importance of getting vaccinated. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider or seek a vaccination site near you. A list of vaccination sites in Rock County, information on vaccine clinic locations, vaccine safety, and other common questions can be found at www.RockCountyShot.com.

8/19/21 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report at this time. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 7.3%. We are encouraging all those in our Cedar Crest family to be cautious and follow all guidance related to slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Visitation is on hold in the Skilled Nursing Facility, but continues in all other areas of the campus. Please continue to follow visitation guidelines, and remember to use the main entrance for all visits.

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

8/18/21 Update

We have one staff member from our Skilled Nursing Facility who has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, we are re-instating restrictions related to this new positive case.

Visitation in Skilled Nursing is on hold at this time. Residents are isolating in their rooms, and all residents are being tested for COVID-19. Additional staff testing is also taking place. We are working closely with the Rock County Health Department to determine next steps, and will continue to provide updates as we have more information.

Now more than ever, we would like to remind everyone within our Cedar Crest family the importance of getting vaccinated. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider or seek a vaccination site near you. A partial list of vaccination sites in Rock County is available with this update, and additional information on locations, vaccine safety, and other common questions can be found at www.RockCountyShot.com.

Visitation will be continuing in all other areas of the campus. We are continuing with the current visitation protocols at this time. As a friendly reminder, visitation may be suspended at any time related to the status of COVID-19 both on our campus and within our community.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Social Services at 608-373-6319.

8/12/21 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report at this time. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 7.2%, an increase of 4.5% in the last month. Attached to this update is information on the Delta variant, which is now the dominant strain found in the United States. We are encouraging all those in our Cedar Crest family to be cautious and follow all guidance related to slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Visitation is ongoing in all areas of the campus. Please continue to follow visitation guidelines, and remember to use the main entrance for all visits.

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

8/10/21 Update

Visitation in Assisted Living is OPEN as of 8/10/21. Please continue to follow all visitation guidelines. As a friendly reminder, all visitors are being asked to use the main entrance to screen in prior to your visit.

Visitation Guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

8/5/21 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report at this time.

Visitation in Assisted Living remains on hold. We are hopeful to re-start this soon, and will keep you updated as we hear more about a timeline.

Visitation is ongoing in all other areas of the campus. Please continue to follow visitation guidelines, and remember to use the main entrance for all visits.

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

Now more than ever, we would like to remind everyone within our Cedar Crest family the importance of getting vaccinated. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider or seek a vaccination site near you. A partial list of vaccination sites in Rock County is available with this update, and additional information on locations, vaccine safety, and other common questions can be found at www.RockCountyShot.com.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Social Services at 608-373-6319.

7/29/21 Update

We have no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report at this time. Testing of residents and staff in Assisted Living is ongoing.

Visitation in Assisted Living remains on hold at this time. We are working closely with the Rock County Health Department to determine next steps, and will provide updates as we have more information.

Visitation is ongoing in all other areas of the campus. Please continue to follow visitation guidelines, and remember to use the main entrance for all visits.

Now more than ever, we would like to remind everyone within our Cedar Crest family the importance of getting vaccinated. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider or seek a vaccination site near you. A partial list of vaccination sites in Rock County is available with this update, and additional information on locations, vaccine safety, and other common questions can be found at www.RockCountyShot.com.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Social Services at 608-373-6319.

7/27/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

We have one staff member from our Assisted Living who has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, we are re-instating restrictions related to this new positive case.

Visitation in Assisted Living is on hold at this time. Residents are isolating in their rooms, and all residents are being tested for COVID-19. Additional staff testing is also taking place. We are working closely with the Rock County Health Department to determine next steps, and will continue to provide updates as we have more information.

Now more than ever, we would like to remind everyone the importance of getting vaccinated. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider or seek a vaccination site near you. A partial list of vaccination sites in Rock County is available with this update, and additional information on locations, vaccine safety, and other common questions can be found at www.RockCountyShot.com.

Visitation will be continuing in all other areas of the campus. We are continuing with the current visitation protocols at this time. As a friendly reminder, visitation may be suspended at any time related to the status of COVID-19 both on our campus and within our community.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Social Services at 608-373-6319.

7/15/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 1.0%.

We continue with some group activities, group worship services, and other gatherings across the campus. We are hopeful for further progress as COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and vaccination rates increase.

If you have questions or concerns regarding restrictions on the campus, please contact Social Services at 608-373-6319.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch. Please check in at the main entrance prior to your visit.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

7/8/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 1.0%. As the positivity rate continues to decrease, we are slowly seeing life return to “normal”. We are hopeful for the future, and are excited for continued lessening of restrictions as the positivity rate decreases and the vaccination rate increases.

We continue with some group activities, group worship services, and other gatherings across the campus. We are hopeful for further progress as COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and vaccination rates increase.

If you have questions or concerns regarding restrictions on the campus, please contact Social Services at 608-373-6319.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

 

7/1/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 1.0%. As the county positivity lessens, we continue to gain confidence and slowly see things getting closer to normal.

We continue with some group activities, group worship services, and other gatherings across the campus. We are hopeful for further progress as COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and vaccination rates increase.

If you have questions or concerns regarding restrictions on the campus, please contact Social Services at 608-373-6319.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

6/25/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 1.3%. As the county positivity continues to trend downward, we are continuing to loosen restrictions within the campus.

We have resumed some group activities, group worship services, and other gatherings across the campus. Residents are being reunited with friends after a tough year, and Cedar Crest is beginning to seem a bit more “normal”. We are eager and hopeful for further progress as COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and vaccination rates increase. If you have questions or concerns regarding restrictions on the campus, please contact Social Services at 608-373-6319.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

6/17/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 1.7%.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm, with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits
As we continue to see positive changes in our community related to the reduction in COVID cases, we are encouraging all residents, staff, and family members to get vaccinated. The second page of this letter includes information on local vaccine clinics. Every vaccine given helps to get us a little closer to “normal”. Our residents appreciate everyone who has chosen to get vaccinated—you have played a huge role in helping roll back restrictions within our facility.

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

 

 

 

If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours, please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours, please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

6/10/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 3.2%. As the county positivity rate changes, restrictions within our facility must adjust accordingly.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm, with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits
As we continue to see positive changes in our community related to the reduction in COVID cases, we are encouraging all residents, staff, and family members to get vaccinated. The second page of this letter includes information on local vaccine clinics. Every vaccine given helps to get us a little closer to “normal”. Our residents appreciate everyone who has chosen to get vaccinated—you have played a huge role in helping roll back restrictions within our facility.

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

 

 

 

If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours, please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours, please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

We are utilizing a website to provide current information on the status of COVID-19 on our campus. Please visit www.cedarcrestlife.com/covid19 at any time to see updates.

Vaccine Clinics/How to get a vaccine

 

  • Blackhawk Technical College:
    • Appointments available weekly Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-7pm
    • Walk-ins welcome
  • Rotary River Center Beloit:
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm
    • Walk-ins welcome
  • Walgreens Pharmacy:
    • Same-day appointments available on the website
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club Pharmacy:
    • Walk-ins welcome
    • Appointments available on the website
  • CVS Pharmacy:
    • Walk-ins welcome
    • Appointments available on the website
  • Mercy/Dean Clinic
    • Call your primary care physician for more information

 

This list is not all-inclusive. If you have questions or need additional help related to getting a vaccine, please visit www.rockcountyshot.com

6/4/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 4.7%. As the county positivity rate changes, restrictions within our facility must adjust accordingly.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm, with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked at all times (surgical mask covering the nose and mouth)
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors of any age are permitted, as long as they are able to follow these guidelines
  • No pets for indoor visits
As we continue to see positive changes in our community related to the reduction in COVID cases, we are encouraging all residents, staff, and family members to get vaccinated. The second page of this letter includes information on local vaccine clinics. Every vaccine given helps to get us a little closer to “normal”. Our residents appreciate everyone who has chosen to get vaccinated—you have played a huge role in helping roll back restrictions within our facility.

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

 

 

 

If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours, please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours, please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

We are utilizing a website to provide current information on the status of COVID-19 on our campus. Please visit www.cedarcrestlife.com/covid19 at any time to see updates.

Vaccine Clinics/How to get a vaccine

 

  • Blackhawk Technical College:
    • Appointments available weekly Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-7pm
    • Walk-ins welcome
  • Rotary River Center Beloit:
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm
    • Walk-ins welcome
  • Walgreens Pharmacy:
    • Same-day appointments available on the website
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club Pharmacy:
    • Walk-ins welcome
    • Appointments available on the website
  • CVS Pharmacy:
    • Walk-ins welcome
    • Appointments available on the website
  • Mercy/Dean Clinic
    • Call your primary care physician for more information

 

This list is not all-inclusive. If you have questions or need additional help related to getting a vaccine, please visit www.rockcountyshot.com

5/27/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection. The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 5.1%. As the county positivity rate changes, restrictions within our facility must adjust accordingly.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm, with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch.

Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits

All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted at this time
  • No pets for indoor visits
As we continue to see positive changes in our community related to the reduction in COVID cases, we are encouraging all residents, staff, and family members to get vaccinated. The second page of this letter includes information on local vaccine clinics. Every vaccine given helps to get us a little closer to “normal”. Our residents appreciate everyone who has chosen to get vaccinated—you have played a huge role in helping roll back restrictions within our facility.

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

 If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours, please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours, please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

5/20/2021 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 5.4%. As the county positivity rate changes, restrictions within our facility must adjust accordingly.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm, with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch. Please use the main entrance ONLY for visits beginning on Monday 5/24. All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted at this time
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours, please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours, please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

5/13/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 6.7%. As the county positivity rate changes, restrictions within our facility must adjust accordingly.

In-room visitation is open for all areas of the campus. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm, with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch. All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted at this time
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours, please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours, please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

5/6/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 7.3%. As the county positivity rate changes, restrictions within our facility must adjust accordingly.

Beginning on Sunday 5/9, there will be some changes to the visitation process for all areas of the campus.

In-room visitation will be open for all areas of the campus beginning on Sunday 5/9. Visiting hours will be from 8:30am-4pm, with a one hour break from 12-1 so our residents can safely eat lunch. All visitors will be required to observe the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be screened prior to entry
  • Frequent hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • No more than two visitors at a time
  • Visitors must be masked
  • Visitors may visit residents in their rooms or outside—please do not visit with other residents and staff, or make any extra stops (i.e. Garden café or staff offices) during your time here
  • Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted at this time
  • No pets for indoor visits

***Visitation is subject to change or cancellation at any time related to positive cases on our campus or within our community***

If you are unable to visit during the visiting hours, please call us regarding your visit. During normal business hours, please call Tammy at 608-373-6320, or after hours call the charge nurse at 608-373-6310.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

4/30/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 6.7%. We are continuing with weekly staff testing related to the positivity rate.

Beginning on Monday 5/3, there will be some changes to the visitation process for Memory Care and Assisted Living.

Memory Care will have in-room visitation available on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. Please check in with the Life Enrichment staff at the Assisted Living entrance during this time to visit your loved one.

Assisted Living will have in-room visitation available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. Please check in with the Life Enrichment staff at the Assisted Living entrance during this time to visit.

If these days or times do not work for you, please contact Tammy Fatla at 608-373-6320.

Skilled Nursing visitation will continue in the chapel at this time. Please contact Tammy at 608-373-6320 to schedule visitation. We are hopeful that future guidance will allow us to begin expanded visitation in this area very soon.

As a friendly reminder, we ask that all visits be limited to two people at a time. Masks will be required at all times during your visit.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

4/22/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID-19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks, and eye protection.  We are working to complete more frequent testing in the area of the previous positive case.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 6.5%. Because this number has increased above 5%, we have initiated weekly staff testing again.

We have resumed in-person visitation in the Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, and Assisted Living.  Due to the County positivity rate, all visitors must have a rapid COVID test prior to the visit – regardless of vaccination status.

If you would like to schedule a visit for your loved one, please contact Tammy Fatla at 608-373-6320.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

4/15/21 Update

There have been no further positive COVID 19 cases at Cedar Crest. We continue to take extra precautions such as increased cleaning, wearing masks and eye protection.  We are working to complete more frequent testing in the area of the previous positive case.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 6.2%. Because this number has increased above 5%, we have initiated weekly staff testing again.

We have resumed in-person visitation in the Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living.  We are hopeful to resume visits for Memory Care as early as next week. Due to the County positivity rate, all visitors must have a rapid COVID test prior to the visit – regardless of vaccination status.

If you would like to schedule a visit for your loved one, please contact Tammy Fatla at 608-373-6320.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

4/8/21 Update

At this time, we have one new staff positive case of COVID-19 to report. We are following all recommendations from the health department regarding contact tracing, and will conduct weekly staff testing per state and federal guidelines. Additional cleaning measures are being implemented, and staff continues to wear masks and eye protection.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 4.7%. As positivity rates increase, we will need to explore increasing COVID-19 restrictions to maintain the safety and health of our residents. At this time, limited communal dining and activities will be continuing with additional cleaning measures in place.

We are suspending in-person visitation temporarily in the Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Memory Care, and will keep you updated with any changes.

4/2/21 Update

At this time, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are conducting testing for staff bi-weekly per state and federal guidelines.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 2.7%. As the positivity rate continues to trend downward, we are able to begin loosening restrictions within our facility. Communal dining and activities are happening following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.

We are continuing with expanded in-person visits following the core principles. We are eager to have our residents see family, so if you have someone in your family that would like to visit your loved one, please contact Tammy Fatla at 608-373-6320.

Core Principles:

  • Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions or observations about signs or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose)
  • Social distancing at least six feet between persons
  • Instructional signage throughout the facility and proper visitor education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, infection control precautions, other applicable facility practices (e.g., use of face covering or mask, specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas, hand hygiene)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit
  • Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Effective cohorting of residents (e.g., separate areas dedicated COVID-19 care)
  • Resident and staff testing conducted as required at 42 CFR 483.80(h) (see QSO-20-38-NH)

3/26/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

At this time, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are conducting testing for staff bi-weekly per state and federal guidelines.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 2.3%. As the positivity rate continues to trend downward, we are able to begin loosening restrictions within our facility. Communal dining and activities are happening following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.

We are continuing with expanded in-person visits following the core principles. We are eager to have our residents see family, so if you have someone in your family that would like to visit your loved one, please contact Tammy Fatla at 608-373-6320.

Core Principles:

  • Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions or observations about signs or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose)
  • Social distancing at least six feet between persons
  • Instructional signage throughout the facility and proper visitor education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, infection control precautions, other applicable facility practices (e.g., use of face covering or mask, specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas, hand hygiene)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit
  • Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Effective cohorting of residents (e.g., separate areas dedicated COVID-19 care)
  • Resident and staff testing conducted as required at 42 CFR 483.80(h) (see QSO-20-38-NH)

 

3/18/21 Update

At this time, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are continuing with monthly testing for staff.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 2.3%. As the positivity rate continues to trend downward, we are able to begin loosening restrictions within our facility. Communal dining and activities are happening following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.

We are continuing with expanded in-person visits following the core principles. We are eager to have our residents see family, so if you have someone in your family that would like to visit your loved one, please contact us.The core principles are:

  • Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions or observations about signs or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose)
  • Social distancing at least six feet between persons
  • Instructional signage throughout the facility and proper visitor education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, infection control precautions, other applicable facility practices (e.g., use of face covering or mask, specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas, hand hygiene)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit
  • Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Effective cohorting of residents (e.g., separate areas dedicated COVID-19 care)
  • Resident and staff testing conducted as required at 42 CFR 483.80(h) (see QSO-20-38-NH)

If you would like to schedule or have questions regarding visitation, please contact Tammy Fatla at 608-373-6320.

3/5/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

At this time, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are testing staff weekly.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 3.0%. As the positivity rate continues to trend downward, we are able to begin loosening restrictions within our facility. Communal dining and activities are happening following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.

We are beginning with limited in person visits following the core principles. The core principles are:

  • Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions or observations about signs or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose)
  • Social distancing at least six feet between persons
  • Instructional signage throughout the facility and proper visitor education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, infection control precautions, other applicable facility practices (e.g., use of face covering or mask, specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas, hand hygiene)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit
  • Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Effective cohorting of residents (e.g., separate areas dedicated COVID-19 care)
  • Resident and staff testing conducted as required at 42 CFR 483.80(h) (see QSO-20-38-NH)

As an additional reminder, all restrictions must be followed during your visit. These restrictions include:

  • No pets
  • All visitors must be over the age of 16
  • A maximum of two visitors at a time
  • No homemade food is able to be brought to the building

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

2/25/21 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

At this time, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are testing staff weekly.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 3.9%. As the positivity rate continues to trend downward, we are able to begin loosening restrictions within our facility. Communal dining and activities are happening following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.

We are continuing with visiting restrictions at Cedar Crest, although we are beginning to explore limited in-person visits following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention. We will be calling families very soon to set up a day and time for an in-person visit with your loved one.  Please be patient as we work to ensure every resident has an opportunity to see their family.

Residents of Independent Living: We have another vaccine clinic scheduled for March 7, 2021. Please keep an eye out in your mailboxes for information on your scheduled vaccine time.

 

 If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement! We are eager to move forward, and are excited to see you all again very soon.

2/19/21 Update

At this time, we have no new staff positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are testing staff weekly.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 5.2%. As the positivity rate continues to trend downward, we are able to begin loosening restrictions within our facility. Communal dining and activities are happening following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Residents of Independent Living: We have another vaccine clinic scheduled for March7, 2021. Further information on times will be communicated once we have a firm schedule from the pharmacy. Please be on the lookout for any paperwork or notices regarding vaccine times.

 

 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement! We are eager to move forward, and are excited to hopefully see you all again very soon.

2/11/21 Update

At this time, we have no new staff positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 6.9%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

Our vaccine clinic that took place on February 7th was a success! Vaccines were given to residents of all areas of our campus, and we plan to host another follow-up clinic in March. Further information and an exact date will be communicated once we find out more.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For further information on common questions and myths associated with the vaccine, please visit https://tinyurl.com/y6k9yo26.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement! We are eager to move forward, and are excited to hopefully see you all again very soon.

2/4/21 Update

At this time, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 8.3%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

We are excited to be partnering with CVS pharmacy this Sunday, February 7th to host our next vaccine clinic for residents. We will send further information on future clinics as it becomes available.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For further information on common questions and myths associated with the vaccine, please visit https://tinyurl.com/y6k9yo26.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement! We are hopeful that we will be able to see you again very soon.

1/28/21 Update

At this time, we have one new staff positive case of COVID-19 to report. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 9.4%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

We are working with CVS pharmacy to continue planning for our upcoming vaccine clinic on February 7th. Future clinics will be scheduled, and we will share more information as we get it.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For further information on common questions and myths associated with the vaccine, please visit https://tinyurl.com/y6k9yo26.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement! We are eager to move forward, and are excited to hopefully see you all again very soon.

1/21/21 Update

At this time, we have one new staff positive case of COVID-19 to report. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 10.6%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

We are working closely with the pharmacy on scheduling our next vaccination clinic. We are planning to order enough vaccines for all residents of our campus, including the townhomes and apartments, and are hopeful that we will be successful. Please have consent forms completed and returned by January 26th so we can give accurate numbers to the pharmacy in the event we are able to order these vaccines. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.

If you have any questions regarding the current restrictions, policies, or the vaccine, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement! We are eager to move forward, and are excited to hopefully see you all again very soon

1/19/21 Update

Residents of Independent Living and Townhomes,
Good News! Our next COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is Sunday, February 7th and we are able to include the whole campus. If you are interested in receiving the vaccine, please pick up a consent form at the below locations.
Location to pick up Consent Forms:
Independent Apartments: In the Mail Room
Townhome Residents: At the Main Reception Desk
Completed forms must be turned in no later than Tuesday, January 26th
Location to drop off Completed Forms:
Independent Apartments: The Independent Living Office
Townhome Residents: The Main Reception Desk
This form must be completed for those receiving their second vaccine as well.

 

Updated 1/18/21

1/14/21 Update

At this time, we have one new staff positive case of COVID-19 to report. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 11.9%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

We are happy to report that on Sunday January 10th, 214 staff and resident received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer this vaccine to the rest of our residents in the future, however we are unsure at this time when or if this will be able to happen. We are encouraging all residents of the apartments and condos to reach out to your doctor about getting vaccinated as soon as it is available. We will continue to work to gather the information necessary to give you the vaccine if we are able.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement!

1/11/21 Update

We had a fantastic turnout for our first round of COVID-19 vaccinations yesterday! 216 of our residents and staff participated. Initial plans were to vaccinate staff and skilled nursing residents. Fortunately, we were able to include Assisted Living, Memory Care, and some Apartment residents as well! The CVS Team Lead said Cedar Crest was “breaking records for efficiency” with how organized the process was.

1/7/21 Update

At this time, we have two new staff positive cases of COVID-19 to report, both in non-direct caregivers. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.  The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 11.6%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

We have gotten many questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Staff and residents of the Skilled Nursing Facility will be receiving the first dose of the vaccine on Sunday 1/10 as part of the planned phases that were proposed by the CDC. To see a breakdown of these phases, please go to https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf. A table can be found on the top of the second page that breaks down the process as well. We are anticipating further information related to the distribution of the COVID vaccine on our campus as we move through these phases.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement!

12/31/20 Update

At this time, we have one new staff positive to report. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 12.1%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

We have gotten many questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and what this means for our campus. Residents of the Skilled Nursing facility and staff will have the opportunity to get the vaccine in mid-January. We are unable to offer the vaccine for residents of the rest of the campus at this time. We are awaiting further information on when we will be able to offer other residents the vaccine, and will keep you up to date with any information as we receive it.

Thank you so much for all of your support these past months. Please feel free to reach out at any time with questions.

12/17/20 Update

At this time, we have two new resident positives and two new staff positive cases to report. We are continuing with current testing procedures, as well as with current visitation restrictions.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 15.3%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

As a reminder, virtual visits are available for residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. No visits will be scheduled after Friday 12/18, so please be sure to call and reserve your time as soon as possible. To schedule, please call Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319.

We have gotten many questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and what this means for our campus. We are working with health officials to get answers to all of these questions, and will update you as we receive information on who will get vaccinated, when, etc. If you have any specific questions you’d like to be sure are addressed, please feel free to reach out and we will do our best to get you that information.

Thank you so much for all of your support these past months. We are especially grateful for our Cedar Crest family around the holidays, and this year has really given us a new appreciation for all of you. We hope to be able to see you very soon!

12/14/20 Update

At this time, in line with guidance local public health officials and our Medical Director, we are going to be re-starting visitation for Independent Living residents.  We ask that all visitors continue to observe the restrictions that are being put in place.

  • Visitors will be allowed in resident apartments subject to the following guidelines:
  • All visitors must enter through the Independent Living Main Entrance. The doors will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.
  • Lyn Soffe and/or designee will screen all visitors.
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • All Social Distancing guidelines are to be adhered to
  • We are encouraging only two visitors at a time.
  • Visitors may walk the grounds with their loved ones but are to otherwise remain in the apartment. No gardening or visiting in common spaces allowed at this time.
  • NO OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE TO RESUME AT THIS TIME.

We appreciate your cooperation with all restrictions. Your assistance helps to maintain the health and safety of our residents during this holiday season.

For any additional information regarding COVID-19 on the campus, please see our website at www.cedarcrestlife.com/covid19 or call Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319.

12/10/20 Update

As we reported earlier this week via our COVID-19 webpage, we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in some staff of Cedar Crest. Today, we have one additional positive case to report.

The positivity rate in Rock County is currently 14.7%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure. We are continuing with the testing procedures that were previously in place related to the county positivity rate as well. All staff are being tested twice weekly, and residents are being tested once per week.

As a reminder, virtual visits are available for residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. No visits will be scheduled after 12/18, so please be sure to call and reserve your time as soon as possible. To schedule, please call Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319.

Earlier this week, we had a Focused Infection Control Survey to ensure that best practices are being followed to maintain the health and safety of all our residents. The surveyors have found no deficiencies during that process. We will continue to do all we can to keep our residents healthy, and appreciate your ongoing support as we do so.

12/3/20 Update

We are reaching out because some of the Cedar Crest staff have volunteered their time to assist residents with virtual visits for Christmas.

We are asking that visits be limited to 20 minutes so that everyone gets a chance to utilize the virtual visits. If you have multiple family members that want to visit, please use Zoom so that a group chat may be utilized. We also have visits available via Google Duo, FaceTime, and Skype. Visits will be available from 8am to 4:30pm on Christmas Eve and 9am to 5pm on Christmas Day.

Please contact Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319 to schedule your visit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times. We continue to look forward to the day we can see all of you!

12/1/20

TO:       Cedar Crest Independent Living Residents & Family

FROM: David E. Tanck, President & CEO

Meredith Aarud, VP of Clinical Services

RE:        Positive Cases of Covid -19 in IL Apartments

Dear Residents & Family members,

As our nation, Wisconsin and local communities continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, we want to provide you with an update on how it has impacted Cedar Crest and the steps we’re taking to address it.

As of this morning we received confirmation that two additional IL apartment residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total number of known positive tests in our IL apartments to four in the past two weeks; three of the four are active cases.  Contact tracing and appropriate testing of any known individual who may have been exposed to those residents who previously tested positive has been conducted.

After consultation with the Cedar Crest Medical Director and the local Health Department we have made the decision to restrict visitation to the Independent Living resident apartments.  The restrictions will be in place for 14 days at which time we will re-evaluate the necessity to keep this measure in place.  Previous to this decision, we had already discontinued all communal dining and campus activities but now feel the need to restrict visitation.

Please know that maintaining your health, wellness, and safety is our number one priority.

The current measures of restricting visitors, prohibiting group activities, and refraining from communal dining is necessary to ensure COVID-19 is contained as much as possible but we need your help:

  • Please take advantage of the transportation grocery service
  • If you require additional help normally received from family members, ask if staff can help over the next two weeks
  • Talk to family members who choose to visit after office hours and ask they reconsider visiting until after this two week window
  • Deliveries may be brought to the main entrance Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm

Remember that you are a key partner in keeping yourself and others healthy—wash your hands often, practice social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; notify staff if you feel sick.

We understand that communication with your loved ones is incredibly important and encourage you to communicate with them in other ways such as the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or social media.  We will continue to provide you with periodic updates with as much information as we can on our efforts to combat COVID-19.  Please refer to www.cedarcrestlife.com/covid19 to get the latest information.

On behalf of the entire Cedar Crest Family, we want to thank each of you for your continued patience and prayers.  It means a great deal to us.  Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.  I may be reached at 608 373 6301.  Meredith’s direct line is 608 373 6306.

 

11/27/20 Update

As we reported earlier this week via our COVID-19 webpage, we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in both residents and staff of Cedar Crest. Today, we have no additional cases to report.

The positivity rate in Rock County has increased to 18.1%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure. We are continuing with the testing procedures that were previously in place related to the county positivity rate as well. All Skilled Nursing staff are being tested twice weekly, and residents are being tested once per week.

As a reminder, deliveries may be brought to the main entrance Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. We ask that no homemade food be dropped off for our residents—please limit deliveries to factory sealed foods or non-food items.

As Christmas approaches, we want to thank all of you for the dedication and care that you have shown for your loved one. This season is especially difficult with all of the restrictions that are in place, and we appreciate all that you are doing to continue to make the holidays special for our residents while observing the visiting restrictions. The Alzheimer’s Association created a list of some ideas and suggestions for holidays. This can be found at https://www.alz.org/help-support/resources/holidays.

We will continue to provide regular updates as we move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

11/19/20 Update

As we reported earlier this week via our COVID-19 webpage, we have additional positive cases of in both residents and staff of Cedar Crest. Today, we are reporting two additional staff and one additional resident positive. All who have tested positive are recovering well.

We are continuing with the testing procedures that were previously in place. All Skilled Nursing staff are being tested twice weekly, and residents are being tested once per week.

The positivity rate in Rock County has increased to 16.9%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

***As a reminder, Thanksgiving virtual visits for residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing MUST be scheduled no later than Monday 11/23. To schedule your visit, please contact Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319. No visits will be scheduled after Monday to ensure that we are able to accommodate all requests.***

We will continue to provide regular updates as we move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

11/13/20 Update

As we reported earlier this week via our COVID-19 webpage, we have additional positive cases of in both residents and staff of Cedar Crest. Today, we are reporting one additional staff positive.

We are continuing with the testing procedures that were previously in place. All Skilled Nursing staff are being tested twice weekly, and residents are being tested once per week.

The positivity rate in Rock County remains at 14.7%. Due to the high percentage of COVID-19 in Rock County, we will be continuing to restrict visitors on the campus in an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure.

As we head into the holiday season, please be aware that all visiting restrictions are remaining in place until further notice. This is related to the high percentage of cases in Rock County. We encourage all family members to utilize virtual visit options to see your loved ones over the holidays. Due to the long period of time that a person is contagious without knowing they have COVID-19, exposure to visitors increases our residents’ risk of getting sick. We as a campus are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of all our residents. We know it is difficult to face the unfortunate reality of virtual visits for the holidays, and we appreciate you partnering with us to ensure not only the health and safety of your loved one, but all of the residents who live on our campus.

We will continue to provide regular updates as we move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

11/5/20 Update

As we reported yesterday via our COVID-19 webpage, we have one additional resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is on our in house COVID unit, and is recovering well at this time.

We are continuing with the testing procedures that were previously in place. All Skilled Nursing staff are being tested twice weekly, and residents are being tested once per week.

The positivity rate in Rock County is 14.7%, an increase from last week. Per information released by the Rock County Health Department, there were 2,914 cases of COVID-19 reported in October. This is 300 more cases than March through September combined.

The ability of our residents to see their loved ones is largely dependent on decreasing the overall positivity rate in our county. Please follow precautions, and remind those around you that each of us can help to reduce the numbers if we make small personal sacrifices.

As the number of cases in Rock County continues to rise, we want to remind all of our friends and family the importance of following all CDC guidelines. Wearing a mask protects others around you, and frequent hand hygiene, avoiding public spaces, and social distancing can help to keep us all healthy.

10/22/20 Update

Yesterday, we reported via our COVID-19 webpage that we have one additional positive case of COVID-19 that was diagnosed in a resident of Cedar Crest. At this time, we have no further positive tests to report.

We are working closely with the health department and our medical director to ensure the safety of all our residents and staff. We continue to follow all guidelines and recommendations to help to reduce the spread of the virus.

With the current positivity rate in Rock County being at 12%, we are implementing more frequent testing for Skilled Nursing staff as directed by CMS. Testing will now be done twice weekly, with all residents of Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, and Assisted Living being tested weekly. We are unable to resume outdoor visits at this time related to the high positivity rate. We are encouraging all members of our community to follow all guidelines put forth by the CDC in the hopes that visiting options will be able to be explored following a much lower positivity rate. These guidelines include:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Avoid group gatherings
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

We will continue to provide regular updates as we move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are hopeful that we will be able to see our families again very soon!

10/21/20 Update

A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in a resident of our community. The resident is recovering, and we as a facility are taking steps to ensure that all guidelines are followed.

We are doing regular testing for residents and staff, and will continue to update of any future positive tests. Please be assured that we are practicing all recommended safety measures, and will continue to do so. The continued safety and well-being of all our residents is our top priority.

For up to date tracking of COVID-19 cases on our campus, please see our COVID-19 webpage. We will continue to keep this website up to date, and will additionally post any new updates regarding restrictions on the campus.

We will continue to provide updates regularly. We are thankful for your ongoing support and encouragement as we navigate this challenge. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

10/15/20 Update

Earlier this week, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in staff members and a resident of Cedar Crest. At this time, we have no additional cases to report. For up to date tracking on the total cases on the campus, please see our COVID-19 webpage.

We are working with the health department and our medical director to ensure the continued health and safety of all our residents. Ongoing testing is being done as directed, and we will alert you of any concerns that may arise related to that testing.

Outdoor visits remain on hold at this time related to the positivity rate in Rock County. Please be assured that we are ready and waiting for the day that these numbers are low enough to allow visits with loved ones. In the meantime, please continue to follow all safety guidelines to help lower the positivity rate in Rock County. Safety measures we can all follow to assist with this are:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Avoid group gatherings
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

We will continue to provide regular updates as we move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are hopeful that we will be able to see our families again very soon!

10/8/20 Update

Earlier this week, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in staff members of Cedar Crest. At this time, we have no additional cases to report. For up to date tracking on the total cases on the campus, please see our COVID-19 webpage.

We are continuing with current protocols in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. We are working closely with the health department and our medical director to develop an ongoing plan for managing the virus. We are performing regular testing for staff and residents, and will continue to do so as long as it is recommended.

Outdoor visits remain on hold at this time. We will provide further updates as we receive information on the safety of these visits related to the continued rise of cases in our county.

As the number of cases in Rock County continues to rise, we ask that all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

 

We will continue to provide regular updates as we move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are hopeful that we will be able to see our families again very soon!

10/7/20 Update

Earlier this week, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have a positive case of COVID-19 in a staff member of Cedar Crest. At this time, we are reporting that we have three new staff positives.

We are continuing with the current protocols in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 on the campus. We are taking every recommended step to maintain the health and safety of our campus, and will continue to provide updates as we move forward.

As the number of cases in Rock County continues to rise, we ask that all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

 

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

10/6/20 Update

Last week, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have a positive case of COVID-19 in a resident of Cedar Crest. At this time, we are reporting that we have one new staff positive.

All staff and residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing are receiving regular testing at this time. Additional more frequent testing is being done for those who have had recent trips to the hospital. We are monitoring all staff and residents closely, and will continue with the testing as recommended by the Health Department and Medical Director.

We are continuing with the current protocols in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 on the campus. All outdoor visits remain on hold at this time related to the percentage of positive cases in Rock County. We look forward to being able to resume these visits once the number of cases declines. In the meantime, we are happy to assist with setting up virtual visits with your loved one.

As the number of cases in Rock County continues to rise, we ask that all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

 

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

10/1/20 Update

A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in a resident of our community. The resident is recovering in our designated COVID-19 unit, and we as a facility are taking steps to ensure that all guidelines are followed.

We are continuing with weekly testing for all staff, and will follow recommendations from the Health Department related to contact tracing. We are working closely with our Medical Director and the Health Department to ensure the health and safety of our community, and are taking every recommended step to contain the spread of the virus.

All outdoor visits remain on hold at this time related to the percentage of positive cases in Rock County. We look forward to being able to resume these visits once the number of cases declines. In the meantime, we are happy to assist with setting up virtual visits with your loved one.

As the number of cases in Rock County continues to rise, we ask that all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

 

We will continue to provide updates regularly. We are thankful for your ongoing support and encouragement as we navigate this challenge. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

9/24/20 Update

As of today we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 on our campus. Please note, as we continue to test weekly, we frequently have pending results.  In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, we will continue with the restrictions that are in place.  Currently, options and timelines for beautician services, communal dining, and outdoor visits are being reviewed with the Health Department and Medical Director.

All staff and residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing are receiving regular testing at this time. You will receive a call only if your loved one tests positive for the virus as part of this ongoing testing. We are continuing to evaluate the need for further testing in accordance with the guidance being provided by the Health Department and our Medical Director.

Virtual visits are available, and can be scheduled by calling:

Assisted Living: Cristina 373-6341

Memory Care: Heather 373-6330

Skilled Nursing: Emily 373-6319

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

9/17/20 Update

As we reported yesterday via our COVID-19 webpage, we have two new staff cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with the restrictions that are currently in place.

All staff and residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing are receiving regular testing at this time. You will receive a call if your loved one tests positive for the virus as part of this ongoing testing.  We will no longer be calling with negative test results. We are continuing to evaluate the need for further testing in accordance with the guidance being provided by the Health Department and our Medical Director.

All outdoor visits will remain on hold until further notice. Virtual visits are available, and can be scheduled by calling:

Assisted Living: Cristina 373-6341

Memory Care: Heather 373-6330

Skilled Nursing: Emily 373-6319

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

9/10/20 Update

At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with the restrictions that are currently in place. These restrictions are assessed regularly and we are eager to be given the green light to loosen them.

All staff and residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing are receiving regular testing at this time. Additionally, more frequent testing is being done for those who have had recent trips to the hospital. We are monitoring all staff and residents closely, and will continue with the testing as recommended by the Health Department and Medical Director.

Staff and residents who have previously tested positive are recovering well. The staff are returning to work, and residents are in the process of being released from our designated COVID unit. Please note that these positive steps will not be noted on our COVID tracking website until 30 days following a person’s diagnosis. We are following all CDC guidelines in relation to staff and residents returning to their normal routines.

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

9/3/20 Update

Last week, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in staff and residents of Cedar Crest. At this time, we are reporting that we have one new staff positive. We also have one new resident from our Memory Care unit that has tested positive.

All staff and residents of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing are receiving regular testing at this time. Additional more frequent testing is being done for those who have had recent trips to the hospital. We are monitoring all staff and residents closely, and will continue with the testing as recommended by the Health Department and Medical Director.

We are continuing with the current protocols in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 on the campus. Our housekeeping department has implemented heightened cleaning protocols, all staff are continuing to wear masks and eye protection, and residents are being asked to limit the time spent in common spaces in an effort to reduce the risk of resident exposure.

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

9/1/20 Update

Friends and Family of Cedar Crest:

Last week, we reported that we had additional positive cases of COVID-19 in staff and residents of Cedar Crest.  At this time, we are reporting that we have two new staff positives.

We are working closely with the health department and our medical director to ensure the continued safety of the campus, and are following all recommendations and guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage all family members to keep reaching out to your loved ones. Letters, cards, and virtual visits are a great way to stay connected. Our residents love getting to talk to family and friends, and it brings a bright spot to their day! To set up a virtual visit, please contact:

– Assisted Living- Cristina: 608-373-6341

– Memory Care- Heather: 608-373-6330

– Skilled Nursing- Emily: 608-373-6319

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

8/28/20 Update

Earlier this week, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in staff and residents of Cedar Crest. At this time, we are reporting that we have one new staff positive.

We are working diligently to contain the spread of the virus, and to ensure the health and safety of our community. Additional cleaning measures have been implemented, and we continue to encourage all residents to remain in their rooms in order to minimize risk of exposure.

We encourage all family members to keep reaching out to your loved ones. Letters, cards, and virtual visits are a great way to stay connected. Our residents love getting to talk to family and friends, and it brings a bright spot to their day!

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

8/27/20 Update

Earlier this week, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in staff and residents of Cedar Crest. At this time, we are reporting that we have two additional staff person and two residents that have tested positive for COVID-19.

All staff are recovering at home, and our residents are recovering in the hospital or in our dedicated COVID unit in the Health Center.

We are working diligently to contain the spread of the virus, and to ensure the health and safety of our community. Additional cleaning measures have been implemented, and we continue to encourage all residents to remain in their rooms in order to minimize risk of exposure.

We are working closely with our medical director and the health department to appropriately and promptly respond to any new positive cases. Weekly staff testing has been implemented, and we will continue to provide follow up testing and contact tracing as recommended.

As we reported yesterday, all window visits that rely on windows in common spaces are on hold until further notice. If your loved one has a ground floor window facing an accessible area, you may continue to do window visits with the window closed. There are still times for virtual visits open. To schedule a virtual visit, please contact:

  • Assisted Living: Cristina 608-373-6341
  • Memory Care: Heather 608-373-6330
  • Health Center: Emily 608-373-6319

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

8/26/20 Update

At this time, we wanted to provide an update on some changes that are happening related to the status of COVID-19 at the facility.

As we reported yesterday, we have a total of 11 staff and 3 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. In an effort to further reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, we are being advised that all Skilled Nursing residents should remain in their rooms unless medically necessary.

This means that all residents are being served meals in their rooms, and the Activities department continues to provide leisure activities for residents to participate in both independently and in their doorways. We ask that all families who were utilizing windows in common spaces to do window visits please set up a virtual visit, as residents will only be able to participate in window visits from their room.

To set up a virtual visit for residents in the Skilled Nursing Facility, please contact Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate these uncertain times. We will continue to provide updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out with specific questions.

8/25/20 Update

Yesterday, we reported on our COVID-19 webpage that we have additional positive cases of COVID-19 in staff and a resident of Cedar Crest. At this time, we are reporting that we have one additional staff person that has tested positive for COVID-19.

We wanted to provide some additional insight into how our campus is responding to those who test positive. All staff that have tested positive are safely recovering in their homes. Two of our residents are recovering at the hospital, and we have one resident who is recovering on our COVID unit. The COVID unit is in our Skilled Nursing Facility, and is separate from the rest of the facility. We are working diligently to contain the spread of the virus, and to ensure the health and safety of our community.

We are working closely with our medical director and the health department to appropriately and promptly respond to any new positive cases. Weekly staff testing has been implemented, and we will continue to provide follow up testing and contact tracing as recommended.

We ask that during this difficult time, all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

8/24/20 Update

Testing has resulted in 2 new resident and 4 new employee cases of COVID-19.  In advance preparation for this situation, Cedar Crest has partitioned an area of the health center as a dedicated COVID-19 unit.  That area is now being utilized to treat residents as needed.

We are working closely with our medical director and the health department to appropriately and promptly respond to these new positive cases. We are doing resident testing for all residents of the Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Memory Care units. We are working diligently to contain the spread of the virus, and to ensure the health and safety of our community.

We ask that during this difficult time, all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

8/21/20 Update

Yesterday, we reported that we have one case of COVID-19 in a resident of Cedar Crest. Following this positive test, we implemented additional testing for staff and residents. This testing has resulted in five new employee cases of COVID-19.

We are working closely with our medical director and the health department to appropriately and promptly respond to these new positive cases. We are doing resident testing for all residents of the Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Memory Care units. We are working diligently to contain the spread of the virus, and to ensure the health and safety of our community.

We ask that during this difficult time, all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information. We appreciate your encouraging words and support as we move forward. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

8/20/20 Update

Today, a case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in a resident of our community. The resident is recovering at the hospital, and we as a facility are taking steps to ensure that all guidelines are followed.

Contact tracing and follow up testing is being done for any resident or staff who may have come in contact with this resident. We are working closely with our Medical Director and the Health Department to ensure the health and safety of our community, and are taking every recommended step to contain the spread of the virus.

At this time, all outdoor visits are on hold until further notice.

We ask that during this difficult time, all members of our community continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear masks whenever you are with those outside your household
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Practice social distancing
  • Self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care if you are ill

We will continue to provide updates regularly. We are thankful for your ongoing support and encouragement as we navigate this challenge. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

8/14/20 Update

We have good news to share about visiting options starting Friday, August 21. Thanks to you, our staff, and community, we are managing the risks of COVID-19 well at Cedar Crest.

As a result, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has provided guidance on visiting in our health center. Outdoor visits will now be available, provided the implementation of some simple, common sense, safety guidelines.

Here are the details of our visiting program:

  • Visits will be provided weekly basis in 30 minute time slots.
  • Visits will be conducted outside. Visitors will be screened prior to their visit. We will have tables set up, and visitors will be asked to be seated at one end of the table with your loved one at the other to maintain social distancing.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 will not be permitted.
  • Please limit visitors to two family members at a time.
  • Hand hygiene, social distancing, and a mask are REQUIRED for the duration of your visit. Visitors who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave.
  • To continue protecting everyone from potential virus transmission, we ask that you avoid hugs, handshakes and other physical contact.
  • During your visit, we will ask you to read a description of the visit requirements, agree to follow those instructions, and accept that there is some COVID-19 risk even in these protected situations.
  • All visits will be weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, visits will be canceled.
  • Please do not bring items to be left with the residents. All deliveries – flowers, clothes, books etc. need to be dropped off at the main desk Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30.

We understand how difficult this has been for you and your family. Safety has been our priority these past few months and the lack of social contact with families was painful.

Thank you again for being partners with us in fighting the COVID-19 virus. Your messages of support, prayers, and patience will not be forgotten. There may be more challenges ahead, and we may need to adjust as we roll-out our new Visiting program. To schedule your visit, please call Tammy Fatla (Monday – Friday 8:00am -3:00pm) at 608-373-6320.

8/13/20 Update

At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with the restrictions that are currently in place.

Virtual visits may be scheduled for residents of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. Visits are done Monday through Friday. Please contact:

Assisted Living: Cristina 373-6341

Memory Care: Heather 373-6330

Skilled Nursing: Emily 373-6319

Outdoor visits are being offered for residents of Assisted Living and Memory Care. Visits are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 30 minute time slots. Please contact Tammy Fatla at 373-6320 to schedule your visit.

As a reminder, deliveries may be dropped off at the Main Entrance Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:30. We ask that you do not drop off any food items. Deliveries that are dropped off at the front door may be delayed due to cleaning procedures.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions as we navigate these challenging times. We are thankful for your ongoing support, and are hopeful that we will get to see all of you again soon!

8/10/20 Update

RE: Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents and Families

We have been hosting outdoor family visits for three weeks, now. Thankfully the weather has cooperated wonderfully! In order to continue to offer these outdoor visits, here are a few reminders and would appreciate your cooperation.

As a result, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has provided guidance on visiting in our assisted living and memory care. Outdoor visits will now be available, provided the implementation of some simple, common sense, safety guidelines.

Here are the details of our visiting program:

  • Visits will be offered every other week in 30 minute time slots. Available slots will begin at 10am, 11am, 1pm with the last visit starting at 2pm. We will be allowing 30 minutes between each visit for extra cleaning of the visiting area.
  • Visits will be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Visits will be conducted outside of the Assisted Living entrance. Visitors will be screened prior to their visit. We will have tables set up, and visitors will be asked to be seated at one end of the table with your loved one at the other to maintain social distancing.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 will not be permitted.
  • Please limit visitors to two family members at a time.
  • Hand hygiene, social distancing, and a mask are REQUIRED for the duration of your visit. Visitors who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave.
  • We cannot, at this time, allow handshakes, hugs, and other physical contact.
  • During your visit, we will ask you to read a description of the visit requirements, agree to follow those instructions, and accept that there is some COVID-19 risk even in these protected situations.
  • All visits will be weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, visits will be canceled.
  • We ask that all deliveries be dropped off at the main desk. This may be done Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Thank you again for being partners with us in fighting the COVID-19 virus.

To schedule your visit, please call Tammy Fatla at 608-373-6320.

8/6/20 Update

As we reported Wednesday, we have one new staff person who has tested positive for COVID19 as a result of our ongoing Skilled Nursing employee testing. In an effort to reduce our residents’ risk of exposure, we will be continuing with the visitor restrictions that are in place.

As we move forward with Assisted Living and Memory Care outdoor visits, and as more and more physicians are beginning to see patients in person, we want to offer a friendly reminder that masks are required whenever you are interacting with your loved ones, even if it’s from a six foot social distance.

As a reminder, virtual visits may be scheduled for residents of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. Visits are done Monday through Friday. Please contact:

Assisted Living: Cristina 373-6341

Memory Care: Heather 373-6330

Skilled Nursing: Emily 373-6319

Outdoor visits are being offered for residents of Assisted Living and Memory Care. Visits are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 30 minute time slots. Please contact Tammy Fatla at 373-6320 to schedule your visit.

8/5/20 Update

In July, we implemented regular staff testing for COVID19 per direction from the Department of Health Services. Recent testing has resulted in one positive staff case.

We are working closely with our medical director and the health department to appropriately and promptly respond to these new positive cases. We are doing resident testing for all residents of the Assisted Living and Memory Care, and all employees will continue to be tested on an ongoing basis.

We are continuing to offer virtual visits for all areas of the campus, and outdoor visits for Assisted Living and Memory Care. To schedule a visit, please contact:

Assisted Living: Cristina 373-6341

Memory Care: Heather 373-6330

Skilled Nursing: Emily 373-6319

Outdoor Visits: Tammy 373-6320

7/30/20 Update

At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with restricted access to the building.

As a reminder, virtual visits may be scheduled for residents of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. Visits are done Monday through Friday. Please contact:

Assisted Living: Cristina 373-6341

Memory Care: Heather 373-6330

Skilled Nursing: Emily 373-6319

Outdoor visits are being offered for residents of Assisted Living and Memory Care. Visits are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in 30 minute time slots. Please contact Tammy Fatla at 373-6320 to schedule your visit.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions as we navigate these challenging times. We are thankful for your ongoing support, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

7/23/20 Update

At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with restricted access to the building.

As a reminder, virtual visits may be scheduled for residents of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. Visits are done Monday through Friday. Please contact:

Assisted Living: Cristina 373-6341

Memory Care: Heather 373-6330

Skilled Nursing: Emily 373-6319

In addition, outdoor visits are now able to be scheduled for residents of Assisted Living and Memory Care. Visits are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 30 minute time slots. Please contact Tammy Fatla at 373-6320 to schedule your visit.

The Department of Health Services has issued guidance regarding outdoor visits in Skilled Nursing Facilities. The Cedar Crest team is working hard to create a safe plan to begin these visits. More information will be sent as it is available.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate these uncertain times. We will continue to provide updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out with specific questions. We look forward to being able to see you again soon!

7/10/20 Update

As we have previously reported, we began employee testing in the Skilled Nursing Facility this past week. This testing has resulted in three positive employee tests. All subsequent resident tests have been negative. Testing will be done every other week, and we will continue to keep you updated of any positive test results.

As a reminder, non-food deliveries are being accepted for all areas of the campus. These deliveries may be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.

If you are paying a visit to your loved one in Independent Living, please be sure you are following all CDC guidelines during your visit. This includes checking your temperature prior to your visit, wearing a mask at all times, and maintaining 6 feet of distance between yourself and your loved one. The CDC has recommendations for reducing risk as much as possible when visiting. These guidelines may be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/older-adults.html.

7/7/20 Update

Recently we implemented regular staff testing for COVID-19 per direction from the Department of Health Services.  The testing has resulted in two positive staff cases.

We are working closely with our medical director and the health department to appropriately and promptly respond to these new positive cases.  We are doing resident testing for all residents of the Skilled Nursing Facility, and all employees will continue to be tested on an ongoing basis.

6/25/20 Update

At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with the visiting restrictions that are currently in place.

Beginning in July, all staff of the Skilled Nursing Facility will be tested for COVID19 on an ongoing basis. This is per requirements issued by the Department of Health Services. We will continue to provide prompt updates regarding future plans for this testing.

Due to the holiday, there will be no covered hours at the front desk on Friday, July 3rd. Please schedule any deliveries during normal business hours Monday through Thursday that week.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate these uncertain times. We will continue to provide updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out with specific questions. We look forward to being able to see you again soon!

6/20/20 Update

At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with the visiting restrictions that are currently in place.

Beginning in July, all staff of the Skilled Nursing Facility will be tested for COVID19 on an ongoing basis. This is per requirements issued by the Department of Health Services. We will continue to provide prompt updates regarding future plans for this testing.

Due to the holiday, there will be no covered hours at the front desk on Friday, July 3rd. Please schedule any deliveries during normal business hours Monday through Thursday that week.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate these uncertain times. We will continue to provide updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out with specific questions. We look forward to being able to see you again soon!

6/18/20 Update

At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with the visiting restrictions that are currently in place.

At this time, we are able to begin accepting deliveries for patients in the Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, and Assisted Living areas. Deliveries may be dropped off during normal business hours at the front desk. We ask that no food items are brought in. Deliveries will be made to residents after they are sanitized, so please be aware that your loved one may not get the item immediately.

If you and your family are interested in a virtual visit for Father’s Day, please contact Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319 by noon on Friday June 19th. All calls must be scheduled by this time.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate these uncertain times. We will continue to provide updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out with specific questions. We look forward to being able to see you again soon!

6/11/20 Update:

Last week, we reported a positive employee case of COVID-19 via the website. Per guidance from the Department of Health Services (DHS) and our local health department, contact tracing has been completed and all resident tests were negative.

We have gotten many questions regarding the phasing in Rock County, and how the transition to Phase Two affects us as a facility. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a phased re-opening plan for long term care facilities that is modeled after the plan that is being utilized by the county. At this time, we remain in Phase One of this plan, and are working diligently to move forward into Phase Two as soon as we are safely able. A copy of this plan can be found at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-30-nh.pdf.

Virtual visits will be offered in 30 minute slots for Father’s Day for residents of the Health Center, Memory Care, and Assisted Living. Please call by Wednesday, June 18th to schedule your visit. We ask that you coordinate one visit per family so that everyone gets a chance to visit with their Dad. Visits may be scheduled with Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319. We ask that no gifts be dropped off for these residents, although sending cards is encouraged!

6/5/20 Update:

Over the last couple of weeks, we have tested all our residents in the Health Center and Assisted Living for Covid-19.  In addition, we have completed testing of all employees.  All 362 tests came back negative for the virus.  We are very thankful for that outcome!

At this time, in line with guidance from the CDC, local public health officials, and our Medical Director, we are going to open up some Cedar Crest programs and services at this time for our Independent Living residents.  Please note that we are going to move forward in a thoughtful and measured manner.  Any future changes/openings will be made over time depending on how our campus and the greater Janesville community does in managing the virus.

Effective June 8th, the following programs and services will be available on a limited basis:

  • The Independent Living Beauty Shop will open on Wednesday, June 10th by appointment only. Connie Bilz will contact Independent Living apartment residents that have routine appointments. Residents can call 373-6897 to schedule an appointment.  Connie will be the only beautician and will take appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Only one person will be allowed in the Beauty Shop at a time and masks must be worn at all times – resident and beautician.
  • Exercise classes will resume in the Social Room with strict guidelines. Only 3 people may attend class at a time, and more classes will be added at a later date.  Masks must be worn at all times.  Meghann will meet with all residents prior to the start of classes to determine level of comfort and scheduled attendees.
  • The Dining Room will open for lunch by June 15th. Two different seatings will be offered.  Only 15 people will be allowed in the Dining Room at a time; one person per table.  Masks must be worn into and out of the Dining Room.  Social Distancing guidelines apply.
  • Visitors will be allowed in resident apartments subject to the following guidelines:
  • All visitors must enter through the Independent Living Main Entrance. The doors will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.
  • Lyn Soffe and/or designee will screen all visitors.
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • All Social Distancing guidelines are to be adhered to and we are encouraging only two visitors at a time.
  • Visitors may walk the grounds with their loved ones but are to otherwise remain in the apartment. Masks must be worn at all times. No gardening or visiting in common spaces allowed at this time.
  • Mary Bielke will be offering Bible Study the week of June 15th. More details will be provided.  We hope to start Worship services by the end of the month.
  • NO OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE TO RESUME AT THIS TIME.

We will begin to allow new move-ins, transfers, and move-outs of Independent Living residents.  Lyn Soffe will coordinate all moves.  A traffic pattern will be established, a door assigned for entering and exiting, and a masks must be worn at all times.  Residents will be notified of resident moves in their areas.

We will continue to provide you with periodic updates with as much information as we can on our efforts to combat COVID-19.   Going forward, please refer to www.cedarcrestlife.com/covid19 to get the latest information.  On behalf of the entire Cedar Crest Family, we want to thank each of you for your continued patience and prayers.  It means a great deal to us.  Please let us know if you have further questions.

 

5/28/20 Update:
On 5/19/20 COVID-19 testing was administered to all Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Memory Care residents.  All of the tests have produced negative results.

5/20/20 Update:
At this time, there are no new residents/staff that have tested positive at Cedar Crest. We continue to monitor and test. We will continue to update this site as more information becomes available.

This page will be updated regularly to communicate any confirmed infections of COVID-19 of our residents or staff.  Ensuring older adults’ health and well-being is our top priority.

WE ARE CONCERNED AND PROACTIVE: Cedar Crest is concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus. The people we serve are typically more vulnerable to the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. We are taking action.

  • We have emergency preparedness and infection prevention and control plans in place. These provide detailed instructions for staff on how we address and manage infectious disease outbreaks.
  •  Our staff is trained in infection control practices and follows established protocols based on that training. We have experienced managing illness outbreaks, such as flu, and have a heightened awareness of the possible risk to our residents posed by viral illnesses, such as flu, norovirus, and COVID-19.
  • We have implemented daily cleaning processes at our community that are part of the emergency plan. We are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings and communities serving older adults.
  • Because the coronavirus is spreading quickly, our staff is in communication with public health officials in our region to stay abreast of the latest developments about coronavirus. In addition, we are closely 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, CMS, and the World Health Organization.

WE ARE TAKING ACTION: As we learn more about coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, we are educating staff, residents, and families. Current protocols we’ve implemented include:

  • For staff: teaching them about the symptoms of COVID-19 and monitoring residents for these symptoms; teaching staff about how the virus spreads and recommended containment actions, including staying home from work if they are symptomatic.
  • For residents and families: how to recognize symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if they suspect that they or a loved one may be infected.
  • We are monitoring residents regularly for fever or respiratory symptoms, and taking appropriate action.
  • We screen every person coming into the community (essential visitors only).
  • For everyone: because older adults can be vulnerable to the spread of viral illnesses, including coronavirus, we are asking that everyone who comes in contact with our community members to be particularly vigilant and follow recommended guidance on prevention. Specifically:
    • Washing hands regularly and sufficiently.
    • Cleaning and wiping down frequently touched surfaces.
    • Limiting contact with others (social distancing).
    • Staying at home if they are feeling ill.

A fast-changing, potential crisis situation such as this demands consistent communication. We are committed to providing you with information, updated regularly. You can contact Social Services for more information (608) 373-6316.

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