Coronavirus Advisory

Update:  8/2/2020

As always, our commitment is to share information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. We received notification that one assisted living resident, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is now on isolation precautions on the COVID unit in Skilled Nursing.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be listed on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Community Update:  7/31/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. In addition, we have posted our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the health care center.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 31, 2020 are as follows: 104 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 46 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 38 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Posting of our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the healthcare center, and available upon request.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  7/24/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. In addition, we have posted our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the health care center.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 24, 2020 are as follows: 104 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 46 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 38 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Posting of our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the healthcare center, and available upon request.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Update:  7/20/2020

As always, our commitment is to share information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. As part of our ongoing testing of asymptomatic staff and residents, we received notification that one new resident in skilled nursing has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be listed on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Community Update:  7/17/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. In addition, we have posted our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the health care center.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 17, 2020 are as follows: 103 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 38 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Posting of our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the healthcare center, and available upon request.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Community Update:  7/10/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. In addition, we have posted our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the health care center. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 10, 2020 are as follows: 103 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 38 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Posting of our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the healthcare center, and available upon request.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  7/2/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. In addition, we have posted our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the health care center.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 2, 2020 are as follows: 103 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 38 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Posting of our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the healthcare center, and available upon request.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  6/26/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. In addition, we have posted our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the health care center.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 19, 2020 are as follows: 103 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 38 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Posting of our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the healthcare center, and available upon request.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  6/26/2020

We remain committed to sharing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at Covenant Living at Windsor Park. Since our last communication, and as part of our continued employee testing for COVID-19 within healthcare, we received notification that one employee, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive.

Our cumulative totals as of today, June 26 are as follows: 103 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 38 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers.

Corporate Update:  6/19/2020

Read the full 6/19/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/19/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. In addition, we have posted our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the health care center.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 19, 2020 are as follows: 102 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 37 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Posting of our infection control policy in compliance with new requirements in Illinois. The policy is posted at the healthcare center, and available upon request.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  6/12/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 12, 2020 are as follows: 102 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 37 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. These numbers have not changed in the last week.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had 0 employees/ 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Corporate Update:  6/5/2020

Read the full 6/5/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/5/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 5, 2020 are as follows: 102 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 1 residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living and 37 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had 0 employees/ 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Update:  5/31/2020

We remain committed to sharing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at Covenant Living at Windsor Park. Since our last communication, and as part of our second phase of employee testing for COVID-19 within healthcare, we received notification that one employee, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive.

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 31 are as follows: 102 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 37 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

Thank you for your ongoing support, prayers and understanding.

Community Update:  5/29/2020

Since our last communication on May 22, as part of our second phase of employee testing for COVID-19 within healthcare, we received notification that five of our employees, all of whom are asymptomatic, have tested positive.

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 29 are as follows: 101 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 36 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Thank you for your ongoing support, words of encouragement and continued prayers.

Corporate Update:  5/22/2020

Read the full 5/22/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  5/22/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 22 are as follows: 96 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 31 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  5/20/20

Since our last communication on May 16, we are sharing the potential of an additional employee who may be positive for COVID-19. This person most recently tested negative as a part of Windsor’s employee testing. However, we became aware of a prior test result initiated by the employee, which just came back positive. This employee currently has no symptoms but is at home with potential follow-up testing. 

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 20 are as follows: 96 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 31 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Regarding the residents and/or employees that have tested positive, 38 of those residents have either fully recovered or are near a full recovery. Of the 31 employees, 17 have returned to work, and the remainder are recovering at home.

Our infection control protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include: 

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift. 

Thank you for your ongoing support, words of encouragement and continued prayers.

Update:  5/16/2020

Since our last communication on May 15, we learned of one additional positive test result of a healthcare employee. This individual who tested positive was asymptomatic and a result of our broader employee testing efforts of employees in healthcare who have not had any symptoms. 

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 16 are as follows: 95 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 30 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Our infection control protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include: 

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift. 

We appreciate your words of encouragement and continue to pray for those impacted by the virus.

Update:  5/15/2020

We remain committed to sharing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus at Covenant Living at Windsor Park. Since our last communication on May 13, we have had four additional positive test results of healthcare employees. These individuals who tested positive were asymptomatic and a result of our broader employee testing efforts of employees in healthcare who have not had any symptoms.  Additional test results are still pending

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 15 are as follows: 94 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 29 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Regarding the residents and/or employees that have tested positive, 25 of those residents have either fully recovered or are near a full recovery. Of the initial 25 employees, 17 have returned to work, and the remainder, 8, are recovering at home.

Our infection control protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include: 

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers.

Update:  5/13/2020

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority and we remain committed to sharing the latest information of what is happening at the community. Since our last communication on May 11, we have had one additional positive test result of a resident in skilled nursing. This person who tested positive was asymptomatic and a result of our broader testing efforts of residents who have not had any symptoms. 

Along with the broader testing on guidance from IDPH and the DuPage County Health Department, we are in the midst of testing all employees who have not been previously tested in our healthcare center this week.

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 13 are as follows: 90 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 45 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 25 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Regarding the residents and/or employees that have tested positive, 25 of those residents have either fully recovered or are near a full recovery. Of the 25 employees, 17 have returned to work, and the remainder, 8, are recovering at home.

Our infection control protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include: 

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers.

Update:  5/11/2020

We continue to keep residents, family members and employees informed on the latest information regarding the Coronavirus at Covenant Living at Windsor Park. Since our last communication on May 7, we have had one additional positive test result of a residents in Assisted Living. This person who tested positive was a result of our broader testing efforts of residents who have not had any symptoms.

Based on guidance from IDPH and the DuPage County Health Department, we will be testing all employees who have not been previously tested in our healthcare center this week

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 11 are as follows: 89 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 44 in skilled nursing, 19 in assisted living, and 25 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Regarding the residents and/or employees that have tested positive, 25 of those residents have either fully recovered or are near a full recovery. Of the employees, 17 have returned to work, and the remainder, 8, are recovering at home.

Our infection control protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include: 

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others. 
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift.

 Our health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  5/8/2020

Read the full 5/8/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  5/7/2020

In keeping with our commitment to share information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation at Covenant Living at Windsor Park, we are providing the latest update since our last communication on May 5. This particular update follows testing on the recommendation from the DuPage County Health Department. We tested all residents in skilled nursing and assisted living who have previously tested negative and those who have not already been tested. 

Results from the testing, which happened over this past weekend, show that three residents within skilled nursing tested positive, none of whom have shown any symptoms associated with COVID-19. We have ordered test kits from the state to conduct testing of all healthcare employees who have not previously been tested. Those results will be shared once we receive them if any are returned as positive.

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 7 are as follows: 88 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 44 in skilled nursing, 18 in assisted living, and 25 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Regarding the residents and/or employees that have tested positive, 25 of those residents have either fully recovered or are near a full recovery. Of the employees, 13 have returned to work, and the remainder, 12, are recovering at home.

Our infection control protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include:

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift.

 The health and safety of our residents and employees remain our highest priority.

Update:  5/5/2020

Since our last communication to residents, family members and employees on May 1, we learned that one employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our cumulative totals as of today, May 5 are as follows: 85 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 41 in skilled nursing, 18 in assisted living, and 25 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Regarding the residents and/or employees that have tested positive, 25 of those residents have either fully recovered or are near a full recovery. Eleven of the employees have returned to work, and the remainder 14 are recovering at home.

As a reminder, our infection control protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include:

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift.

Update:  5/1/2020

Read the full statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  5/1/2020

In keeping with our commitment to share information regarding the Coronavirus situation at Covenant Living at Windsor Park with residents, family members and employees, we have provided the latest updates. Since our last communication on April 29, we learned that there was one new positive

COVID-19 case in assisted living and one within skilled nursing. We were saddened to learn one resident from skilled nursing who was hospitalized has passed away. Our prayers for peace and comfort are with their family.

The cumulative totals as of today, May 1 are as follows: 84 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 41 in skilled nursing, 18 in assisted living, and 24 employees. Nineteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

Regarding the residents and/or employees that have tested positive, 25 of those residents have either fully recovered or are near a full recovery. Eight of the employees have returned to work, another is working from home and the remainder, 16, are recovering at home.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include:

  • Testing on all remaining skilled and assisted living residents who have not yet been tested for COVID-19.
  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift.
  • COVID-19 Task Force at our community and at our Central Office are maintaining close contact with local and state health authorities, the CMS and CDC for the latest information regarding guidelines and protocols for infection control.

The Governor of Illinois has extended his stay-at-home order through the month of May. Because of this order, and the continued best interests of our residents’ safety, we will continue to be closed to non-essential visitors through the month of May.

We thank all of our employees for their commitment in providing service to our residents and we thank residents and their family members for the ongoing messages of encouragement and support.

Update:  4/29/2020

Our ongoing commitment is to provide residents, family members and employees with the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at Covenant Living at Windsor Park.  Since our last communication on April 27, we received results that two residents in skilled nursing and one employee have tested positive for COVID-19. We also are saddened to have learned that a resident from skilled nursing has passed away. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with their loved ones.

The cumulative totals as of today, April 29 are as follows: 82 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 40 in skilled nursing, 17 in assisted living, and 24 employees. Eighteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We have been in touch with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and mid-shift.
  • COVID-19 Task Force at our community and at our Central Office are maintaining close contact with local and state health authorities, the CMS and CDC for the latest information regarding guidelines and protocols for infection control.

Please join us in continued prayers for all of those impacted by the virus and thank you for your ongoing support during this time.

Update:  4/27/2020

Covenant Living at Windsor Park remains committed to sharing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation with its residents, family members and employees. Since the last communication on April 24, we learned of one employee and two assisted living residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cumulative totals as of today, April 27 are as follows: 79 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 38 in skilled nursing, 17 in assisted living, and 23 employees. Seventeen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. The numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

We have been in touch with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC.

We are steadfast in our commitment that the health and safety of our residents and employees remains a top priority. Please join us in continued prayers for all of those impacted by the virus.

Update:  4/24/2020 - PM

Our focus and highest priority at Covenant Living at Windsor Park is to maintain the health and safety of our residents and employees during the Coronavirus situation. And, our ongoing commitment is to provide our residents, family members and employees information on the status of our current situation.

Since our last communication, we learned of two additional employees that have tested positive for COVID-19 and one additional skilled nursing resident. And we were saddened to learn that a skilled nursing resident has passed away. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of the resident during their time of grief.

Our cumulative totals as of today, April 24 are as follows: 76 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 38 in skilled nursing, 15 in assisted living, and 22 employees. Seventeen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We remain in close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC.

Update:  4/24/2020

Read the full 4/24/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/22/2020

Since our last communication regarding the Coronavirus situation at Covenant Living at Windsor Park, we have learned of additional information. We have had one additional resident in skilled nursing who has tested positive for COVID-19 and two employees. In addition, we are saddened to share that one resident from skilled nursing and two assisted living residents on hospice have passed away. The two individuals from assisted living did not test positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones as we all share in their sorrow.

In keeping with our open communication, our cumulative totals as of April 22 are as follows: 73 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, 37 in skilled nursing, 15 in assisted living, and 20 employees. Sixteen residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Just to reiterate, the numbers reported from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because we have learned that they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

We have been in touch with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest update and remain in very close contact with those agencies, along with the CDC.

We are steadfast in our commitment that the health and safety of our residents and employees remains a top priority.




Update:  4/20/2020

Information regarding the Coronavirus continues to evolve and we are providing the latest of what the situation is here at Covenant Living at Windsor Park. From the onset of the Coronavirus situation at our community, we have worked to be diligent and open in providing our residents, family members and employees with information whenever we learned of new cases at our community.

We have been asked about cumulative totals we have reported to the county. Since our first notification on March 26, 70 residents or employees at Windsor Park have tested positive for Covid-19. The breakdown is: one positive test in residential living, 36 in skilling nursing, 15 in assisted living, 18 employees. Fifteen residents who have passed away are included within those totals. Our prayers continue for all of those impacted by this virus and for families of those who’ve lost a loved one. Those residents were also part of the Covenant Living family and will be missed.

The numbers reported over the weekend from the State of Illinois do not align with these totals because we have learned that they are also including any individuals with a symptom, but have not tested positive.

We cannot reiterate enough how we continue to work closely with the local and state health authorities in working through guidelines for infection control and enhanced disinfection cleanings within residents’ rooms and all common areas community wide. The health and safety of our residents and employees remains our highest priority.

Update:  4/17/2020 - 7PM

Since Covenant Living at Windsor Park’s last communication, which included results up until April 14, we have learned of four more positive COVID-19 cases in skilled nursing, and eight additional cases in assisted living. In addition, we are deeply saddened to report the loss of three additional residents who were all receiving hospice care and have passed away. We offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to their loved ones at this time.

 

We remain in communication with the local and state health departments, along with CMS and CDC regarding guidance on infection control. Steps being taken to help in preventing the spread of the virus include:

 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts are made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident where possible. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19. We do not share nurses and CNAs between different levels of care unless we are in an emergent situation.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • We currently have adequate PPE supplies and masks and there is ongoing support from our Central Office for procurement of additional masks, gowns, gloves, etc.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center and community wide.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and again mid-shift.
  • Our COVID-19 Task Force at our community and at our Central Office are maintaining close contact with each other and with local and state health authorities, the CMS and CDC for the latest information regarding guidelines and protocols for infection control.
  • Additional healthcare expertise from our corporate office has been added as a resource.

 

Our prayers are continued for all individuals and their family members who’ve been impacted by this virus.

Update:  4/17/2020 - 3PM

Read the full 4/17/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/15/2020

Covenant Living at Windsor Park remains committed to its highest priority, which is the health and safety of both residents and employees. Information regarding the Coronavirus is ever-changing. Since the last communication to residents, family members and employees, we have learned of five more positive COVID-19 cases in skilled nursing, one additional case in assisted living and four additional employees within health care. We are saddened to report there are three additional residents who’ve passed away. We offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to their loved ones at this time.

 

We are constantly in direct communication with the local and state health departments, along with CMS and CDC regarding guidance on infection control.  

 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts are made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident where possible. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19. We do not share nurses and CNAs between different levels of care, unless we are in an emergent situation.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • We currently have adequate PPE supplies and masks and there is ongoing support from our Central Office for procurement of additional masks, gowns, gloves, etc.
  • All resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center and community wide.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts and again mid-shift.
  • Our COVID-19 Task Force at our community and at our Central Office are maintaining close contact with each other and with local and state health authorities, the CMS and CDC for the latest information regarding guidelines and protocols for infection control.

 

We cannot thank our employees enough for the commitment of serving and caring for our residents each and every day. And we thank our residents and family members for their patience, support and understanding of the situation we are facing. Our prayers are continued for all individuals and their family members who’ve been impacted by this virus.

Update:  4/11/2020

Covenant Living at Windsor Park has learned of four additional cases of positive COVID-19 test results of residents within skilled nursing and one in assisted living and six healthcare employees who’ve tested positive as well. We are deeply saddened to report that, since our last letter, two additional residents who had tested positive have passed away. Our community is grieving their loss and praying for their families.

We have also learned of an individual in residential living that has test positive and is now in quarantine in their apartment. In addition, we have followed up with the very few individuals who they may have had contact with and will continue to monitor them for symptoms. 

As stated in the past, we remain in contact with local and state health authorities as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for guidance on infection control. Our employees are following all of the necessary preventive measures including wearing of masks, gloves, PPE, enhanced cleanings and disinfections in all healthcare rooms, and community-wide in all common areas and the isolation of any resident with symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19.

Our medical director, Dr. Anthony Pipitone has stated that our residents within higher levels of care, many with underlying health issues, are the most vulnerable and he has praised our health care employees for their ongoing commitment and dedication in caring and service to our residents.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice. We thank all of our residents and employees for their continued vigilance with physical distancing, hand washing, and doing what you can and must do to stay healthy. 

Update:  4/10/2020

Read the full 4/10/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/8/2020

Covenant Living at Windsor Park is reporting additional cases of positive COVID-19 test results of residents within skilled nursing and assisted living at its community. There is one additional case in assisted living and five more in skilled nursing. Unfortunately, given the vulnerable age of the residents, two additional individuals with underlying health issues, have passed away.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of these individuals and offer our deepest condolences to their families,” said Ben Stevens, executive director at Covenant Living at Windsor Park. “The population we serve within higher levels of care are most at risk and it is heartbreaking to have these sorts of outcomes. Our staff is committed to all of the necessary precautions to prevent any further spread of the virus.”

Covenant Living at Windsor Park remains in close contact with the DuPage County Health Department as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health for guidance on infection control. As COVID-19 testing is more available and with results coming in quicker, the community is prepared that additional cases will be reported. At this time, there is no recommendation from health authorities for testing of individuals for those who do not show symptoms that are consistent with the virus.

LeadingAge Illinois, a statewide association which supports senior living and services providers in the state, is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and the impact it is having. It’s president, Karen Messer, says the association has made a request with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for a waiver under section 1135 of the Social Security Act.

“We understand that healthcare workers are the frontline in the defense of caring for residents in skilled nursing and assisted living communities,” said Messer. “Our request would be for those workers in health care to have priority access to COVID-19 testing—just another step in helping to prevent the spread of the virus.”

LeadingAge Illinois has not received any decision on its request.

“Our healthcare employees are wearing full PPE when interacting with residents who are in isolation with any symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 and they are also wearing masks throughout their shifts,” added Stevens. “We have increased our daily cleanings with disinfectants for infection control, and are doing everything in our power to mitigate this situation.”

Covenant Living is diligently working on obtaining additional PPE through vendors on a state, national, and international level. Shipments have been ordered and are beginning to arrive with additional hand sanitizer, N95 respirators and surgical masks, and gowns needed for healthcare workers.

Covenant Living at Windsor Park’s medical director, Dr. Anthony Pipitone has also been working closely with the community as a resource and providing additional medical advice for the healthcare team as well as for the residents there.

“We have offered the use of hydroxychloroquine to all of our affected patients. Several have recovered and are now back at Johnson Healthcare Center, resuming their rehab. Currently, our COVID+ patients are stable and tolerating the treatment well, but need to be monitored closely day-to-day, which we are doing,” said Dr. Pipitone. “Our nurses, techs, therapists and administration have performed in a truly heroic fashion, coming to work each day knowing that they are treating infected patients. It's not an easy thing to walk into a room knowing that patient has a highly infectious virus and yet they return to do it day after day.”  

Because of visitor restrictions, Covenant Living at Windsor Park understands that family members are concerned about their loved ones, especially those in skilled nursing and assisted living. For residents who would like to communicate with their family, employees have been helping to schedule opportunities to conduct FaceTime sessions

“It is important to help residents and families connect during this crisis as there are plenty of emotions due the visitor restrictions,” said Stevens. “A visit over FaceTime isn’t the same as in person, but family members do understand the importance of the restrictions and the need to keep this virus from spreading.”

The health and safety of residents and employees is the highest priority of Covenant Living at Windsor Park, and all of the latest information regarding safeguards again the coronavirus will be monitored from local and state health authorities as well as the CMS and CDC.

Update 4/6/2020:

Covenant Living at Windsor Park has learned that there have been more reported cases of individuals at our community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Since the last update, we have had seven additional residents in our skilled nursing area and three more employees who have tested positive for COVID-19.  In addition, we are saddened to report that, although dealing with additional health issues, we did have our third person with COVID-19 pass away.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families impacted by this virus.

As we shared before, given the nature of this virus and with the increased availability of COVID-19 testing in our hospitals now, we are prepared for additional positive test results as we continue to do all we can to stop the spread.  

We remain in close contact with the local and state health departments and are following all of the guidelines for infection control. It is worth repeating; we are implementing the following measures:

  • Increased disinfection cleanings to twice a day in any isolation room
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting in common areas of the healthcare center
  • Additional housekeeping staff are assigned to Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living and not working in other areas
  • All staff are required to wear masks in both our Healthcare and Residential Living areas
  • Following CDC requirements for use of PPE while caring for any positive COVID-19 resident
  • PPE training for all shifts in nursing, housekeeping and dining
  • Daily review of recommended infection control protocols for every shift 
  • Additional recruiting for key positions in Healthcare including Nurses and Nursing Assistants

Covenant Living at Windsor Park continues to monitor all residents for any potential symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 and do health assessments and temperature screenings for all healthcare employees at the beginning and mid-shift. Regarding widespread testing of residents and employees, at this time, COVID-19 testing has only been recommended for symptomatic residents.

Update:  4/4/2020

Covenant Living at Windsor Park has received new reports from the county health department regarding additional positive COVID-19 cases at our community. As of this morning April 2, we have a cumulative total of 11 resident cases (10 within skilled nursing, one in assisted living, and two skilled nursing employees).

Of the newly reported cases, we are saddened to learn that one of those individuals from skilled nursing has passed away at the hospital, where they were being treated for underlying health issues. This is the second individual who has passed. Our hearts and prayers go out to these families during this difficult time and for all who are impacted by this virus. 

Our COVID-19 Task Force here at Windsor Park is meeting twice a day and we also hold daily meetings with our Central Office Task Force to monitor and address this rapidly changing situation during the pandemic. Even prior to having any cases on our campus, we immediately began following strict protocols for infection control, along with visitor restrictions. Additionally, we have taken the following measures:

  • Increased disinfection cleanings to twice a day in any isolation room
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting in common areas of the healthcare center
  • Additional housekeeping staff are assigned to Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living and not working in other areas
  • All staff are required to wear masks in healthcare
  • Following CDC requirements for use of PPE while caring for any positive COVID-19 resident
  • PPE training for all shifts in nursing, housekeeping and dining
  • Daily review of recommended infection control protocols for every shift 
  • Additional recruiting for key positions in healthcare including Nurses and Nursing Assistants

We continue to monitor all residents for any potential symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 and do health assessments and temperature screenings for all healthcare employees at the beginning and mid-shift. We are working closely with our local county health department, Illinois Department of Public Health, and medical director who give guidance on testing recommendations.  Regarding widespread testing, at this time, COVID-19 testing has only been recommended for symptomatic residents.

Given the nature of this virus and results from testing being reported more quickly, we are prepared for additional cases. We are providing care for our residents in unprecedented times and we are thankful for the words of encouragement and support from the community.

Update:  4/3/2020

Read the full 4/3/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/30/2020

The health and safety of all Covenant Living at Windsor Park residents and employees is our top priority as we navigate the current Coronavirus situation in our nation and at the local level. It is our commitment to do our best in keeping residents, family members and employees informed of what is a very fluid situation at our community.

As of this morning, Monday, March 30, we can confirm that we have seven individuals who have tested positive for the Coronavirus at our community limited within skilled nursing. At this time, we have no additional confirmed COVID-19 cases of any residents or employees. We continue to monitor all residents and employees who exhibit any symptoms and refer them to medical professionals for treatment or isolation.

The individuals and their families are in our thoughts and prayers. We remain in close contact with local and state health authorities and are working closely with them regarding preventive measures for the potential of the virus spreading. Our healthcare employees are being provided with personal protective equipment (PPEs) when working with symptomatic individuals and are isolating those individuals as well. We are also in close communication with our community medical director, who is a great ongoing resource for guidance and medical advice for our community.

Covenant Living at Windsor Park is following rigorous safety and infection-control protocols as outlined by health authorities and all remain in place to help in preventing any spread of the virus to our residents and employees. This includes a no-visitor policy within skilled nursing and restrictions within all areas of our community with health assessments and temperature screening protocols for employees, visitors, and contractors who come to our campus.

 

Update:  3/27/2020

Read the full 3/27/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update 3/26/2020 

The health and safety of all Covenant Living at Windsor Park residents and employees is our top priority as we navigate the current Coronavirus situation in our nation and at the local level.

This afternoon we learned of two positive Coronavirus at our community. The first individual, one of our residents, was discharged from the hospital to our skilled nursing on March 13, has subsequently tested positive and diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual returned to the hospital yesterday, where they are currently receiving care.

The second individual was an outside community resident and direct admission from a local hospital to our skilled nursing and has subsequently tested positive with COVID-19. This individual returned to the hospital yesterday and is currently receiving care.

We have notified all of our residents, family members and employees regarding this situation.

The individuals and their families are in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. These are the first confirmed cases at Covenant Living at Windsor Park. Both cases have been reported to local and state health departments and we are working very closely with them.

Covenant Living at Windsor Park is following rigorous safety and infection-control protocols as outlined by local, state and federal health authorities and all remain in place to help in preventing any spread of the virus to our residents and employees. This includes visitor restrictions and health screening protocols for employees, visitors and contractors who come to our campus.

Update:  3/20/2020

Read the full 3/20/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update 3/13/2020:

Read the full 3/13/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 3/10/2020

Covenant Living Communities and Services continues to stay on top of the latest regarding the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation and in our local communities. To date, none of our communities have been directly impacted. 

However, due to concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus and in order to maintain a healthy community, we respectfully discourage all non-essential visits to our community. This request is for all individuals—including family members—as a preventive measure and precautionary step to protect our residents and staff until further notice.

Covenant Living is already following strict protocols and guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and local and state health departments. Our emergency response plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular and thorough hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas or has any signs of illness. 

We pray for those impacted by the coronavirus in our country and for the safety of our residents, employees and their families. Together with your vigilance, along with planning and preparedness, we can maintain a safe and health community in which we live and work. 

Update: 3/4/2020

The safety of our residents, employees and visitors is a top priority and it is important that we remain vigilant in protecting our residents and staff to maintain a healthy community.

Covenant Living Communities and Services is paying extremely close attention to the coronavirus situation in our country and on the local level at each of our communities. We have assembled a task force to monitor this situation, remain educated on the latest information from health officials, and implement any plans we have in place that may become necessary to ensure the health and safety of all of our residents, employees, family members and visitors. Our Central Office has a readiness plan for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks, in addition to our already established emergency response plans. 

Our emergency response plans are developed following strict guidelines as recommended by local, state and national health officials. Those plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas. 

We pray the Coronavirus situation across the world and here at home is short-lived and that the residents, employees, and their families of Covenant Living remain untouched. Together with your vigilance, along with our planning and preparedness, it will guide us to maintain a safe and healthy community in which we live and work.