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August 18, 2021

Dear Residents and Families of Dunklau Gardens:

Update to notification dated August 17th: This letter is to notify all residents and families (POAs) that we have a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member as of Tuesday the 17th. This is an unrelated positive case to the first case. We have completed contact tracing and have placed the DG 100 unit in yellow quarantine isolation until August 30th to meet the 14-day quarantine period as outlined by CMS regulation. The following rooms are also in yellow quarantine isolation for a designated 14-day period (which varies based on their associated exposure):

  • 201
  • 226
  • 228
  • 230
  • 323
  • 326

All residents are monitored for COVID-19 signs and symptoms twice daily. Consistent with the previous communication regarding “outbreak” testing, all staff and residents are actively being POC (point of care) tested twice a week until we have zero positive cases for a 14-day period. Any resident or staff with associated symptoms will get a PCR test for confirmation, even if their POC test is negative.

We continue with previously communicated restrictions on visitation until the first round of testing is completed and then we can evaluate select areas for the resumption of visitation. Compassionate care visitation will be considered on a case-by-case basis as will essential caregivers. We have commenced some changes to communal dining to ensure no more than two residents are at a table and can social distance and have staggered dining times. Activities will be limited as well to non-close contact and no outside entertainment that would be of a higher risk to our residents.

We sincerely hope that we will see an improvement in community positivity rates and overall vaccination rates in our community. Until then, please protect yourselves and others from potential exposure. We appreciate your support and will be posting this communication at the facility entry and on our website for others to read.

August 24, 2021

After completing a full rounding of testing of all staff and all residents at Dunklau Gardens as part of our outbreak testing, we have had no positive cases impacting any residents in Dunklau Gardens at this point in time.  Because of this, we will resume controlled visitation as we are still in “outbreak” as defined by CMS and staff and resident testing will continue until the 31st.  ALL regular visitation must be scheduled via the same phone number 402-727-3577 and you may leave a message and expect a return call to confirm your scheduled visit. Visitation with residents in the GREEN ZONE will only be allowed at this time.  Residents in Yellow Zones or Gray Zones are not be allowed visitation at this time due to required precautions.  Visits are limited to the Olson Chapel and the Dunklau 100 Dining room ONLY, in room visitation is NOT being scheduled at this time.  Compassionate Care visitation can be arranged on a case by case basis.  Essential Caregivers will be called individually about resuming their scheduled visitation and will be required to participate in the routine testing that is required by all staff and residents for the remainder of outbreak testing.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. We appreciate your ongoing support.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jayma Brown, BSN, MSHA
Director of Nursing, Dunklau Gardens

Rachel Reiman, PT, MSHA, LNA
Administrator, Dunklau Gardens