May 21, 2020
Dear Families, Residents, and Staff of Milwaukee Catholic Home,
As we have promised, Milwaukee Catholic Home would notify you if any staff or resident tested positive for COVID-19. This afternoon, we learned that a team member in the Health Care Center had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was asymptomatic. Late this afternoon, we did confirm with our Director of Nursing that there are no residents on the entire MCH campus with reported respiratory or related symptoms that would indicate COVID-19 or that have tested positive.
We are actively conducting contact tracing to determine if and how many residents and staff may have been in contact with the team person. In addition, we will be testing all residents and staff members that live and work at Milwaukee Catholic Home to limit any further exposure to our residents and staff. We have made the decision to test all residents based on the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the WI Dept of Health Services (DHS). This will establish a baseline for the community moving forward.
Please be assured we have been and will continue to take measures that keep your loved ones and our team members that work at Milwaukee Catholic Home safe. We continue to screen all employees and essential personnel prior to their shift or when entering the building by using a health questionnaire and by taking their temperature. All staff continue to wear masks during their entire shift. We are also conducting frequent additional training on infection control topics such as hand washing and proper use of personal protective equipment.
Please keep this team member in your prayers for continued recovery and good health. The staff member will not return to work until all Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines are met. We will keep you all updated if there are any changes. Please know that we will continue to proactively communicate with you in a transparent and timely manner.
As always, thank you for your trust and support of our efforts.
Dave Fulcher Pat Shaughnessy
CEO Nursing Home Administrator