As you may have heard in the news, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified as presumptively positive in Sheboygan County. We do not have any cases of COVID-19 at our facility, but this development triggers heightened infection control practices and protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please know that maintaining the health, wellness, and safety of your loved one is our number one priority.
Effective immediately, Shady Lane will be restricting all visitation on our campus as recommended by the CDC. For the health and safety of our residents, we ask that you do not visit our campus unless it is an extreme situation that should be discussed with the Clinical Resident Services Director, Deanne Weier, 682-8254 ext. 3170 or our nurse supervisor at 682-8254 ext. 3224 in advance of your visit.
Based on federal guidance, no visitor will be permitted into our facility who meets any of the following criteria:
- Signs/symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat.
- In the last 14 days, has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with respiratory illness.
- International travel within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission. For updated information on affected countries visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- Resides in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring.
Please know that the news about the spread of this new disease is concerning for us all. We understand that communication with your loved ones is incredibly important and encourage you to communicate with them in other ways such as the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or social media.
In addition to restricting visitation to prevent the illness on our campus, we are also focused on infection control best practices with our staff and residents. Staff have been trained on the symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), CDC recommended infection prevention techniques, and have clear protocols for staff to stay home and not come to work if they are ill or symptomatic.
We continue to monitor information and guidance from the Department of Health Services, the CDC, and are working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to prevent the illness and strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but believe it is in the best interest of residents. We will continue to keep you informed. Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for regular updates and do not hesitate to contact our facility at 920-682-8254.