Generations at Lincoln reports one case of COVID-19

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[September 23, 2020]  The health and safety of our residents and staff at Generations at Lincoln is our highest priority and we have implemented all best practices in infectious disease protocol at Generations at Lincoln.

We are concerned for the health of one resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under quarantine at Generations. We take the threat of infection extremely seriously and we are working around the clock to protect residents and staff from this threat.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Generations at Lincoln has been in regular communication with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the County Health Department. Beginning on March 6, 2020, all staff and visitors to our home were pre-screened before they were allowed in the building. Access to our home has been strictly limited to essential healthcare workers and caregivers since IDPH issued their first order to limit access on March 13. In addition to health screenings at the start of each shift, employees are also screened every four hours. Residents are also given health screenings two times per shift and communal dining has been modified to meet guidelines.

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Generations at Lincoln is adequately stocked with personal protective equipment and all employees who work at Generations at Lincoln adhere to the highest standards of infection control protocol and use personal protective equipment. Generations at Lincoln also employs infectious disease specialists that we regularly communicate with. To help our staff during these stressful times, Generations at Lincoln has increased hourly wages by $2.

Generations at Lincoln is following strict isolation procedures in case any resident or employee becomes symptomatic. We rigorously adhere to all policies and procedures from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure continued safety of our residents and staff. We sincerely sympathize with anyone who has been affected by this illness.

[Andrew Mack, spokesman]


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