Dear Milwaukee Catholic Home Families and Residents,
We would like to provide you with our weekly update on the total number of COVID-19 cases at Milwaukee Catholic Home. There have been no residents presenting with symptoms or positive results at MCH since our last update on June 15th.
On June 23rd, an employee that works in the Health Care Center on 3rd floor had reported mild symptoms and was immediately tested, resulting in a negative finding. Our policy requires a second test to return to work if the staff person had any symptoms. A second test was performed on June 24th, indicating a positive result. Today, our Infection Control team is testing all residents and staff that live and work on the 3rd floor in the Health Care Center. All residents on Special Care were tested this past week with all negative results. All residents upon admission to our short-term rehabilitation unit continue to require testing after admission and staff are using full Personal Protective Equipment for isolation precautions. We have tested all employees (and new employees) and continue to test any employee that may have been exposed to a person with the COVID-19 virus, presents with symptoms, or goes to the emergency room/hospital. Additionally, as test kits are made available to MCH, we are randomly testing employees.
Year to date, there have been a total of 6 residents in the Health Care Center, all located on the Special Care Unit, with confirmed COVID-19. As of June 23rd, there will be no positive COVID-19 residents in isolation.
Year to date, there have been 5 confirmed cases among employees. 4 employees have fully recovered. One employee is in quarantine. We continue to actively test any employees that exhibit symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Year to date, MCH has tested and retested 615 residents and staff with a total of 11 positive cases. This number is inclusive of every staff member and resident campus wide.
We continue to need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community. We continue to provide you with regular updates and communicate with you more urgently if any residents or employees test positive or 3 or more residents/staff have new onset respiratory symptoms for COVID-19.
Director of Residential and Supportive Living
Nursing Home Administrator