May 26, 2020

Today we are reporting that one health center staff member tested positive for Covid-19. This staff member last worked on May 20, 2020 and wore the appropriate PPE while interacting with both residents and staff, which included a face shield. Residents and staff who had direct contact with this staff member have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for staff members who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and The Moorings policy.

The total number of positive Covid-19 cases at The Moorings is 3, with no residents and 3 staff members.  Updates are posted on our website:

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

  • Restricting all visitation except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end-of-life
  • Restricting all volunteers and non-essential health care personnel
  • Restricting internal and external group activities and communal dining
  • Performing active screening of residents and health care personnel for fever and respiratory symptoms
  • 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
  • Providing separation and isolation for residents positive for COVID-19

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.