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COVID-19 Update – October 16, 2020

The Moorings of Arlington Heights COVID-19 Updates

October 16, 2020

Today we are providing a weekly update for COVID-19 at The Moorings.

COVID-19 testing was provided to The Highlands, Highlands Memory Support and Health Center residents and staff the week of October 5-11. Results received: 153 residents, all negative; 254 staff, all negative. One staff member tested positive at a different employer.

The cumulative total of positive COVID-19 cases at The Moorings since March is 11, with one resident and 10 staff members. The last reported case was on October 12th.

The Moorings continues to follow guidance for senior living communities as directed by the CDC and IDPH, including, but not limited to:

  • Restricting all volunteers and non-essential health care personnel
  • Monitoring internal and external group activities and dining
  • Performing active screening of residents and health care personnel
  • Isolating symptomatic residents and asking symptomatic employees to quarantine at home
  • Universal masking for all employees and visitors
  • Masking or face covering for all health center residents when receiving direct care
  • Educating staff twice weekly on infection control, PPE and COVID-19 symptoms

We are committed to notifying you as soon as possible about positive cases, whether or not you may have come in contact with a potential COVID-19 resident or employee in our community. The safety of our residents and team members continues to be our utmost concern. Thank you for your support.

Lisa Vandermark, Executive Director