Eastern Star Statement of COVID-19 Diagnosis of Staff Member

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Posted: April 24, 2020

Barthell O.E.S. Home (Eastern Star) Statement of COVID-19 Diagnosis of Staff Member

On April 23, 2020, in Decorah, Iowa-A case of COVID-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus, has been diagnosed in an employee of Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah, Iowa.

“The staff member is in quarantine in a hotel. We have notified Winneshiek County and the Iowa Department of Public Health as required and are following facility procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Iowa D.P.H.” We are taking steps as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents and tenants and their families, our dedicated staff and our community aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of the situation. “

Barthell O.E.S. Home is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering the following levels of care: Nursing Facility, Assisted and Independent Living. We have been providing care for the elderly of Decorah and surrounding communities since 1969. We employ approximately 85 individuals caring for a community of 80+ residents and tenants. For more information, visit our website at www.easternstardecorah.com.