Nursing homes and longterm care facilities across the country have taken a number of precautions against coronavirus. Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation in LaFontaine is no exception.
But according to a press release from TLC Management Chief Operations Officer Cullen Gibson, Rolling Meadows has identified 15 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.
While Gibson stated that most residents who’d tested positive are asymptomatic, two residents were sent to Marion General Hospital for evaluations.
According to the press release, residents who tested positive were moved to the COVID-19 Special Care Unit, which is separate from the rest of the facility population.
The press release states that one staff member has also tested positive.
Gibson said facility officials are in daily communication with the state and local health departments and have ceased communal dining, restricted visitation, and screened all employees before and after their shifts.