COVID-19 publicity at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine | Jordan Information
The Minnesota Department of Health this week identified another Scott County community care facility that is exposed to COVID-19.
Kingsway Retirement Living, a Belle Plaine Lutheran Home Association facility, was added to the list of state facilities dealing with exposure. Exposure is defined as a person diagnosed with COVID-19 who attended, worked, or lived in a community care facility while infected.
A Kingsway employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to Jacqueline Grimm, TLHA’s regional director for Senior Care. The employee is currently quarantined at home, Grimm said, and will not return to work until they have fully recovered and passed the facility’s return to work logs.
“It’s an aggressive, proactive infection control measure,” said Grimm. “We check our employees and visitors and then follow the instructions of the MDH.”
The community care facility exposure is the fifth state-identified in Scott County. Grimm said the facility was following recommendations from the state health department and the Centers for Disease Control.
“We clean up our environment and check our visitors and employees,” she said. “We have very few visits and we use all appropriate PPE.”
Kingsway is part of a 22-acre care campus and, according to its website, offers independent living, assisted living and memory maintenance.