Updated Guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health – April, 2021

Residents and Family Members,

We are happy to announce we have just received guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health stating people who are fully vaccinated can sit closer than 6 feet apart during organized activities and dining in the assisted living settings. It is still necessary to wear a mask, other than while eating.

This means we can resume communal dining for all residents at one time.  We are extremely excited to see everyone in the dining room!

Breakfast is available 6-10 in the main dining room.  Wednesday made to order is 8am to 10am.

Dinner will be served at 12 noon.

Supper will be served at 5pm.

We will no longer need to limit the number of residents at activities.

There will be no changes to visiting policies and outings at this time.

  • Vaccinated residents can have visitors in their apartments without staff monitoring.
  • Visitors will be screened and meet all protocol prior to entering the building.
  • Visitors are expected to comply with protocols which include wearing a mask in the unit.
  • Residents and visitors can have “brief” physical contact (hug) so long as facemask is worn by all parties.
  • There is no need to schedule these visits if you come between the hours of 10 am and 4pm. Visit must be completed by 4:00.
  • Visitors should go to the resident’s apartment, and not roam about the building.
  • We welcome family members, up to two adult visitors and two children per resident, for up to 60 minutes.
  • Visits outside of our visiting hours or visits that need to be longer than one hour, must be pre-scheduled and limited to compassion care visits.  To schedule a visit, you may call 1(218) 348-2701.   Scheduled visits must be made Monday-Thursday during business hours.

Vaccinated residents may leave the building without quarantine for non-medical outings.  Residents and anyone with the resident, are expected to wear a facemask whenever possible during these outings, regardless of vaccinated status.

We would like to remind you this virus has not been eliminated.  Our country is still seeing far too many cases of the virus and we need to continue to be vigilant to free ourselves and completely open without jeopardizing the help of our seniors and other vulnerable people.

We thank you for your incredible patience and understanding.

Terri Langevin, Executive Director
Julie Jones RN, Director of Health