Do you want to help? We’re seeking volunteers who can make home-sewn masks and drop them off in packages of 25 in PioneerCare Center’s front entrance vestibule. For questions, please call Steve Guttormson at 218-770-7274 or email him from this link. Here is the link to the pattern and instructions:
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 conversation and planning. In that time and going forward, we’re 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 we learn more.
We’re screening all who must enter the building – such as staff and suppliers – upon entering. For that purpose, we’re using a screening tool – essentially a short questionnaire – modeled after recommendations from the CDC and CMS. A drop point is designated for deliveries from suppliers.
As with any other widespread illness, PioneerCare staff follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines regarding disinfecting frequently touched areas like countertops, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, and railings. This is happening multiple times a day.