UPDATE: External healthcare provider at Eventide on 8th campus in Moorhead tests positive for Covid-19
MOORHEAD, Minn – Eventide officials tell us a healthcare worker that had been at the Eventide on Eighth campus this week has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Sanford Health confirms that healthcare worker is their employee.
Sanford officials say they are working closely with the state to monitor the situation and are taking all necessary precautions to contact those who were in contact with the employee.
The assisted living facility says no residents have tested positive.
Eventide has already had a Covid-19 plan in place with guidelines from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. They’re also not permitting visitors, restricting residents from congregating and monitor and screen residents daily. Staff is also screened as they enter the building.
Eventide says external providers are helping residents through video conferencing and the company is working hard to protect residents’ health, which is a top priority.
UPDATE: Sanford officials say the provider first had symptoms on March 23.
The provider self-disclosed and isolated as soon as they felt the first symptom, a Sanford spokesperson says.
They say exposure was limited to the nursing home setting and no patients or employees at Sanford facilities were exposed.
Sanford officials say they are working closely with the state Departments of Health to evaluate this situation, and they continue to vigorously follow CDC infection control protocols.
Sanford moved to all video visits at Eventide on March 24.
In the next few days, they will add video visits at all nursing homes.