PioneerCare administration and staff have been vigilant about tracking developments since the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We’ve participated in weekly conference calls led by Minnesota Department of Health (DHS) that have included other healthcare providers in planning and implementing infection control measures. PioneerCare is in continuous contact with the appropriate health agencies, continuously review our current infection control policies, and make any necessary updates based on any new information. We’re communicating with residents, family members, and staff as changes occur.
We offer ongoing opportunities for vaccinations and boosters for to keep up to date with current vaccination recommendations.
Unvaccinated staff are tested for infection at regular intervals. Staff who have tested positive are quarantined at home and will not be allowed to return to work until they have recovered from the virus and passed our return-to-work protocols.
As with any other widespread illness, PioneerCare staff follow CDC, CMS, and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines regarding infection control and prevention.