Here is an update on the actions that we are taking to protect everyone at Oak Hills regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have decided to close our building to all visitors for everyone’s safety. We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone or video chat. Our activity department can arrange for video chat. If you are interested in this, please contact Rachal Becker at 507-233-0819. We understand that it will be hard to not have visitors, especially family. As soon as we are able to change this, we will let you know.
We are implementing enhanced infection control measures. This includes eliminating large group activities, communal dining (encouraging residents to eat in their room), limiting residents from congregating in social spaces and moving throughout the building. Small group activities are being conducted on the households with residents placed 6 ft apart or done in the household hallways. We have closed our Beauty Salon, Adult Day Services and Out-Patient Therapy until further notice. In-house therapy sessions will continue; however, group therapy sessions have discontinued. If a resident is isolated while in precaution monitoring, they will receive therapy in their rooms, if applicable.
We continue to screen staff and other essential individuals that need to be in our building prior to beginning work and upon leaving. Screening includes temperature taking and screening questions.
For those of you that want to drop off something for your loved one, we ask that you drop off and pick up during the following hours when we have coverage at the front desk. Those hours are 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the weekdays and 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the weekends