9.30.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, three close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 28, 2022 – 1 Staff (Almonte)
September 29, 2022 – 2 Staff (non-direct care)
September 30, 2022 – 1 Resident (Riverside) and 1 Staff (Reeves)


9.29.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from the Riverside neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, zero close contacts have been identified.


9.28.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from the Reeves neighborhood and one non-direct care staff at Valley on Columbia have tested positive. Through contact tracing, four close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 27, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions) and 2 Staff (non-direct care)

Woodside Village:
September 26, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
September 28, 2022 – 1 Resident (Hearthstone) and 1 Staff (Heartland)


9.27.22 Update

We received confirmation that one non-direct care staff and one direct care staff from the Lanark neighborhood at Valley on Columbia have tested positive. Through contact tracing, one close contact has been identified.


9.26.22 Update

We received confirmation that one resident from the Reeves neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, four close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 25, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
September 26, 2022 – 3 Staff (1 non-direct care, 1 Riverside, 1 Almonte)


9.25.22 Update

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 22. 2022 – 1 Staff (Support Staff)
September 23, 2022 – 2 Staff (1 non-direct care and 1 Direct Care)

Woodside Village:
September 23, 2022 – 2 Staff (2 Hearthstone)
September 24, 2022 – 1 Staff (Prairieview)


9.23.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from the Heartland neighborhood at Woodside Village has tested positive. Through contact tracing, three close contacts have been identified.


9.22.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from Wheatland Terrance and one non-direct care staff at Woodside Village have tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 21, 2022 – 1 Resident (Riverside) and 2 Staff (Riverside and 1 non-direct care)
September 22, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions) and 1 Staff (non-direct care)


9.20.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from the Prairieview neighborhood at Woodside Village has tested positive. Through contact tracing,  no close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 19, 2022 – 1 Staff (Almonte)
September 20, 2022 – 3 Staff (1 non-direct care, 1 Almonte, 1 Reeves)


9.19.22 Update

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 17, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions) and 1 Staff (Valley Transitions)
September 18, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
September 19, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)


9.18.22 Update

We received confirmation that one non-direct care staff from Town Square has tested positive. Through contact tracing,  no close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
September 17, 2022 – 2 Residents (Heartland) 1 Staff (Heartland)


9.16.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from the Almonte neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, four close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
September 14, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
September 15, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
September 16, 2022 – 2 Staff (Heartland and non-direct care)


9.15.22 Update

We have received confirmation that two direct care staff from Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia have tested positive. Through contact tracing, eight close contacts were identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 14, 2022 – 1 Staff (Lanark)
September 15, 2022 – 2 Staff (non-direct care)


9.14.22 Weekly Update

In the past seven days, four staff have tested positive throughout Valley Senior Living. This includes one non-direct care staff and two direct care staff (Valley Transitions & Reeves) at Valley on Columbia, and one direct care staff from Tufte Manor. Through contact tracing, twenty-two close contacts have been identified.


9.13.22 Update

We have received confirmation that one direct care staff from Tufte Manor has tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts were identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 13, 2022 – 3 direct care Staff (Lanark, Reeves, Valley Transitions)


9.12.22 Update

We have received confirmation that one direct care staff from the Reeves neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, fourteen close contacts were identified.


9.11.22 Update

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 8, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
September 10, 2022 – 2 Staff (1 non-direct care, 1 Reeves)

Woodside Village:
September 8, 2022 – 1 Staff (Heartland)
September 9, 2022 – 1 Staff (Hearthstone)
September 10, 2022 – 1 Resident (Heartland)


9.10.22 Update

We have received confirmation that one non-direct care staff from Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts were identified.


9.8.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, eight close contacts have been identified.


9.7.22 Update

We received confirmation that one resident from Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia, two direct care staff from Tufte Manor, and one non-direct care staff from Woodside Village, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, two close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
September 6, 2022 – 2 Residents (Valley Transitions) and 1 Staff (Valley Transitions)

Woodside Village:
September 5, 2022 – 1 Staff (Oakcrest)
September 7, 2022 – 2 Staff (Heartland & Hearthstone)


9.4.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from Tufte Manor have tested positive. Through contact tracing, two close contacts have been identified.


9.1.22 Update

We received confirmation that one non-direct care staff at Valley on Columbia and one direct care staff from the Heartland neighborhood at Woodside Village, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, five close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 31, 2022 – 1 non-direct care Staff
September 1, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions) and 1 non-direct care Staff


8.31.22 Update

We received confirmation that two non-direct care staff and one direct care staff from the Heartland neighborhood at Woodside Village, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, six close contacts have been identified.


8.30.22 Update

We received confirmation that one non-direct care staff from the Wheatland neighborhood at Woodside Village, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, four close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 28, 2022 – 1 Staff (flex)
August 29, 2022 – 1 Resident (Almonte) and 2 Staff (Lanark & Reeves)
August 30, 2022 – 2 Staff (Lanark & Reeves)

Woodside Village:
August 28, 2022 – 1 Staff (Hearthstone)
August 29, 2022 – 1 Staff (Hearthstone)
August 30, 2022 – 2 Staff (Heartland & Oakcrest)


8.28.22 Update

We received confirmation that two staff at Valley on Columbia, one non-direct care staff and one direct care staff from Valley Transitions, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, zero close contacts have been identified.

8.26.22 Update

We received confirmation that two direct care staff from the Oakcrest and Prairieview neighborhoods at Woodside Village, and one direct care staff from Riverside at Valley on Columbia, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, 29 close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 24, 2022 – 2 Staff (1 Lanark and 1 non-direct care)
August 25, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions)
August 26, 2022 – 1 Resident (Riverside)


8.24.22 Update

We received confirmation that two non-direct care staff from Valley on Columbia, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, zero close contacts were identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
August 23, 2022 – 2 Residents (Prairieview & Hearthstone) and 1 non-direct care Staff


8.22.22 Update
We received confirmation that two direct-care staff (Heartland & Oakcrest) from Woodside Village and one non-direct care staff from Valley on Columbia, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, nine close contacts were identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 19, 2022 – 1 Staff (Valley Transitions)
August 21, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions) and 1 Staff (Lanark)
August 22, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)

Woodside Village:
August 20, 2022 – 1 Staff (Oakcrest)
August 21, 2022 – 1 Staff (Heartland)
August 22, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)


8.19.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct-care staff from Hearthstone at Woodside Village and one direct-care staff from Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia, have tested positive. Through contact tracing, two close contacts were identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 15, 2022 – 1 Resident (Riverside)
August 16, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions)
August 18, 2022 – 4 Staff (2 Reeves, 1 Riverside, 2 non-direct care)
August 19, 2022 – 1 Staff (Reeves)


8.17.22 Update

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
August 16, 2022 – 4 Staff (2 Prairieview, 1 Hearthstone, 1 non-direct care)


8.16.22 Update

We received confirmation that one direct care staff from Tufte Manor has tested positive. Through contact tracing, one close contact has been identified.


8.15.22 Update

Yesterday we received confirmation that one direct-care staff and one resident from Wheatland Terrace, along with one direct-care staff from Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia, have tested positive. The resident will shelter in place in their room. Through contact tracing, seven close contacts were identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 14, 2022 – 3 Staff (2 Almonte and 1 Valley Transitions)


8.13.22 Update 

Three staff have tested positive (1 Direct Care Almonte, 1 Non-Direct Care Woodside Village, and 1 Non-Direct Care Wheatland Terrace). Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 11, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions) and 1 Staff (Almonte)
August 12, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions)
August 13, 2022 – 1 Staff (Riverside)


8.12.22 Update

Three direct care staff from Valley on Columbia (2 Riverside and 1 Valley Transitions) have tested positive. Through contact tracing, four close contacts have been identified.

If you have been experiencing any symptoms related to respiratory illness onset or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive, please do not visit at this time. Home tests are a great way to continue personal surveillance and to ensure you do not have a COVID infection before visiting.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
August 11, 2022 – 2 Residents (Heartland) and 3 Staff (1 Prairieview, 2 non-direct care)


8.10.22 Weekly Update

Yesterday one resident from Wheatland Terrace was identified as positive. Through contact tracing, three close contacts were identified.

In the past seven days 13 staff and 14 residents have tested positive throughout Valley Senior Living. This includes 12 residents from the Reeves neighborhood at Valley on Columbia, one from Almonte and one resident from Wheatland Terrace. Nine residents in the Reeves neighborhood are sheltering in place, 4 residents have moved to Valley Transitions for isolation in private rooms and the resident from Wheatland Terrace is hospitalized. Staff testing positive include 11 from Valley on Columbia, 1 from Prairieview at Woodside Village and 1 from Wheatland Terrace. Through contact tracing, 3 close contacts have been identified at Wheatland Terrace, 25 are currently identified at Valley on Columbia and 3 at Woodside Village.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
August 8, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
August 9, 2022 – 2 Residents (1 Prairieview, 1 Heartland)

Valley on Columbia:
August 8, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care) 1 Resident (Valley Transitions)
August 9, 2022 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
August 10, 2022 – 3 Staff (1 Almonte, 1 Valley Transitions, 1 Reeves)


8.9.22 Update

Yesterday we received confirmation that four residents from the Reeves neighborhood at Valley on Columbia have tested positive. Three residents will be sheltering in place and one resident has moved to a room within the Valley Transitions neighborhood. Through contact tracing, one additional close contact was identified. All residents from the Reeves neighborhood were tested as a precautionary measure and to assist with our continued effort to stop virus transmission.

In addition, one resident from Wheatland Terrace at Valley Senior Living on 42nd has tested positive. Through contact tracing, three residents have been identified as close contacts.

Four direct care staff from Valley on Columbia have tested positive (1 Almonte, 1 Riverside, 1 Reeves, 1 Lanark). Through contact tracing, 10 residents have been identified as close contacts.


8.8.22 Update

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 8, 2022 – 3 Staff (2 Reeves, 1 non-direct care)


8.7.22 Update

We received confirmation that one additional resident from the Reeves neighborhood has tested positive. Through contact tracing, four residents have been identified as close contacts.


8.6.22 Update

We received confirmation today that three additional residents from the Reeves neighborhood have tested positive. Through contact tracing, six residents have been identified as close contacts.

Due to the positive test results within the Reeves neighborhood, communal dining, activities, and common area use have been temporarily suspended. Visitation continues within Reeves. Please continue to assess the risk to residents before visiting. If you have been experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, please do not visit at this time. To keep visits as safe as possible, continue to wear a face mask, physically distance, and practice frequent hand hygiene.

Two direct care staff (1 Reeves and 1 Valley Transitions) and one non-direct care staff have also tested positive today. Through contact tracing, nine close contacts have been identified.


8.5.22 Update

We received confirmation that two residents from the Reeves neighborhood and four staff (three direct care and one non-direct care) from Valley on Columbia have tested positive. One resident from the Prairieview neighborhood and two direct care staff from Woodside Village have also tested positive. Through contact tracing, six residents have been identified as close contacts.

Respiratory Reporting
Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley on Columbia:
August 4, 2022 – 2 Staff (Reeves and Valley Transitions)
August 5, 2022 – 1 Staff (Reeves)

Woodside Village:
August 3, 2022 – 1 Staff (Hearthstone)
August 4, 2022 – 1 Staff (Prairieview)
August 5, 2022 – 1 Staff (Prairieview)


8.4.22 Update
One non-direct care staff and one support staff at Valley on Columbia have tested positive. Through contact tracing, no residents have been identified as close contacts.

Respiratory Report
Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
August 4, 2022 – 3 residents (2 Almonte & 1 Valley Transitions) and 1 support staff


8.3.22 Weekly Update

In the past seven days three residents and nine staff have tested positive throughout Valley Senior Living. All residents testing positive are from Valley on Columbia and include two residents from the Reeves neighborhood and one resident from Almonte. The Reeves residents reside in a semi-private room and will shelter in place, and the Almonte resident is moving to a room within the Valley Transitions neighborhood. Through contact tracing, four residents from the Almonte neighborhood have been identified as close contacts. Positive results have been received for five staff from Valley on Columbia (3 support staff, 1 non-direct care, and 1 direct care [Reeves]) and four staff at Woodside Village (2 support staff and 2 non-direct care).

Respiratory Report
Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia
August 3, 2022 – 3 Residents (2 Reeves, 1 Riverside) and 2 direct care staff (Lanark, Almonte)


8.2.22 Update

We received confirmation that one resident from the Reeves neighborhood, two staff (one support and one non-direct care) from Valley on Columbia, and one non-direct care staff from Woodside Village have tested positive. Through contact tracing, one resident has been identified as a close contact.

Respiratory Report
Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
August 1, 2022 – 1 Staff (Valley Transitions)
August 2, 2022 – 2 Support Staff and 1 Resident (Riverside)

Woodside Village:
July 31, 2022 – 1 Resident (Heartland)
August 1, 2022 – 1 Staff (Heartland)
August 2, 2022 – 1 Resident (Prairieview)


8.1.22 Update

One non-direct care staff from Woodside Village and two staff from Valley on Columbia (1 support staff & 1 direct care from Reeves) has tested positive. Through contact tracing, four residents in the Reeves neighborhood have been identified as close contacts.


7.28.22  Update

Two non-direct care staff from Woodside Village at Valley on 42nd and one support staff from Valley on Columbia have tested positive. Through contact tracing, one close contact in the Prairieview neighborhood has been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
July 26, 2022 – 1 Staff (Heartland)
July 27, 2022 – 1 Staff (Prairieview)
July 28, 2022 – 1 Staff (Prairieview)


7.27.22 Weekly Update

In the past seven days eight staff and zero residents have tested positive throughout Valley Senior Living. This included three staff from Valley on Columbia (1 non-direct care, 2 direct care [Lanark, Riverside]), four staff at Woodside Village (1 support staff, 2 direct care [Prairieview, Heartland], and 1 non-direct care), and one non-direct care staff at Tufte Manor. Through contact tracing, one resident has been identified as a close contact at Valley on Columbia.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
July 25, 2022 – 1 Resident (Riverside)
July 27, 2022 – 2 Staff (Riverside and Reeves)


July 26, 2022

One non-direct care staff member from Woodside Village and one direct care staff from the Riverside neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.


July 24, 2022

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
July 22, 2022 – 2 Staff (1 Support Staff, 1 Reeves)
July 23, 2022 – 1 Staff (Riverside)


July 23, 2022

One direct care staff member from the Lanark neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.


July 22, 2022

Three staff from Woodside Village have tested positive including one support staff, one direct care from Heartland and one non-direct care from Prairieview. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.


July 21, 2022

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:

7.20.22 Weekly Update

In the past seven days, two staff from the Lanark neighborhood at Valley on Columbia and no residents have tested positive throughout Valley Senior Living. Through contact tracing, six residents have been identified as close contacts.

The CDC community transmission level remains high for Grand Forks County and the positivity rate is over 21% on PCR tests. If you have been experiencing any symptoms related to respiratory illness onset or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive, please call the COVID Staff Illness Line at 701-741-9646 to report your symptoms and determine if testing is required.


7.19.22 Update

One direct care staff from the Lanark neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, one additional close contact has been identified.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
July 17, 2022 – 1 Staff (Non-Direct Care)
July 18, 2022 – 3 Staff (1 Hearthstone, 2 Heartland)


7.18.22 Update

One direct care staff from the Lanark neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, five residents have been identified as close contacts.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
July 16, 2022 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions)
July 17, 2022 – 1 Resident (Almonte) 1 Staff (Lanark)
July 18, 2022 – 1 Staff (Lanark)


7.14.22 Update

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
July 11, 2022 – 1 Resident (Lanark)
July 13, 2022 – 4 Residents (1 Valley Transitions, 1 Reeves, 1 Riverside, 1 Almonte)


7.13.22 Weekly Update

In the past seven days, six staff and zero residents have tested positive throughout Valley Senior Living. This includes four direct care staff from the Hearthstone neighborhood at Woodside Village and one direct care staff from the Riverside neighborhood and on from the Almonte neighborhood at Valley on Columbia. Through contact tracing, two residents have been identified as close contacts within the Hearthstone neighborhood and 20 from the Almonte residents.

The CDC community transmission level remains high for Grand Forks County and the positivity rate has increased again this week to 25%. We continue to monitor the changes in our area and stress the importance of continuing to use caution when visiting.

If you have been experiencing any symptoms related to respiratory illness onset or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive, please do not visit at this time. Home tests are a way to continue personal surveillance and to ensure you do not have a COVID infection before visiting. When visiting we do require mask use, physical distancing and encourage frequent hand hygiene.


7.12.22

Two direct care staff from the Hearthstone neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, one close contact has been identified.


7.10.22

One direct care staff from the Riverside neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.


7.8.22 Update

Two direct care staff from the Hearthstone neighborhood at Woodside Village tested positive. Through contact tracing, 14 residents have been identified as close contacts.


7.7.22 Update

One direct care staff from the Hearthstone neighborhood at Woodside Village has tested positive and through contact tracing, one resident has been identified as a close contact. One direct care staff from Riverside has tested positive with no close contacts.


7.6.22 Weekly Update

In the past seven days 10 staff and zero residents have tested positive throughout Valley Senior Living. This included eight staff from Valley on Columbia (1 Reeves, 1 Valley Transitions, 1 Lanark, 5 non-direct care), 1 direct care staff from Wheatland Terrace and 1 direct care from the Prairieview neighborhood at Woodside Village. Through contact tracing, seven close contacts have been identified.

The CDC community transmission level remains high for Grand Forks County and the positivity rate has increased to 22%. A significant increase in the COVID virus has also been detected in the city of Grand Forks waste water surveillance. We continue to monitor the changes in our area and stress the importance of continuing to use caution when visiting.

If you have been experiencing any symptoms related to respiratory illness onset or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive, please do not visit at this time. Home tests are a great way to continue personal surveillance and to ensure you do not have a COVID infection before visiting.

Respiratory Illness Onset Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules.

Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:
July 3, 2022 – 1 Staff (Heartland)
July 4, 2022 – 1 Resident (Heartland)
July 5, 2022 – 2 Staff (1 Oakcrest, 1 Heartland) 1 Resident (Oakcrest)
July 6, 2022 – 1 Staff (Hearthstone)

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
July 6, 2022 – 3 Staff (1 Reeves, 2 non-direct care)


7.5.22 Update

Two staff from Valley on Columbia have tested positive including one non-direct care and one direct care from the Lanark neighborhood. Through contact tracing, seven residents have been identified as close contacts.


7.4.22 Update

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:

7/1/22 – 1 staff (Riverside)

7/3/22 – 1 staff (Almonte) and 1 Resident (Reeves)


7.1.22 Update

Two non-direct care staff from Valley Senior Living on Columbia have tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.


6.30.22 Update

Four staff have tested positive including:

  • 1 Reeves at Valley on Columbia
  • 1 Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia
  • 1 non-direct care at off-site location
  • 1 Prairieview at Woodside Village

Through contact tracing, six residents from Prairieview have been identified as close contacts.


6.29.22 Weekly Update

This week five residents (1 Oakcrest at Woodside Village, 4 Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia), and 12 staff have tested positive. Staff positive results include:

  • 1 Contract Staff
  • 7 Valley on Columbia (1 Riverside, 6 Valley Transitions)
  • 1 Tufte Manor (direct care)
  • 3 Woodside Village (1 non-direct care, 1 Heartland, 1 Prairieview)

All residents who tested positive are all sheltering in place in their rooms.

Communal dining, activities and common area use have resumed within the Hearthstone neighborhood. Within Valley Transitions, dining, activities and common area use are suspended.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:

6/27/22 – 1 staff (Valley Transitions)

6/28/22 – 2 staff (1 Valley Transitions, 1 Lanark)

6/29/22 – 2 staff (1 Lanark, 1 Reeves)


6.28.22 Update

We received confirmation that one resident from the Valley Transitions neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, one resident has been identified as a close contact.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:

June 25, 2022 – 1 Resident (Oakcrest)
June 26, 2022 – 1 Staff (Prairieview)
June 27, 2022 – 1 Staff (Prairieview)
June 28, 2022 – 1 Staff (Non-Direct Care)


6.27.22 Update

Two direct care staff from Valley on Columbia have tested positive (1 Valley Transitions, 1 Reeves) and through contact tracing, seven residents have been identified as close contacts.


6.26.22 Update

Three staff have tested positive (1 non-direct care staff Town Square, 1 non-direct care staff Valley Transitions/Valley on Columbia, 1 staff Valley Transitions/Valley on Columbia) and through contact tracing, zero close contacts have been identified.

6.24.22 Update

Three residents from the Valley Transitions neighborhood at Valley on Columbia have tested positive. All will shelter in place and no close contacts have been identified. One resident from the Oakcrest neighborhood at Woodside Village tested positive. Three close contacts have been identified.

Three staff have tested positive (1 contract staff from Prairieview/Valley Senior Living on Columbia, 1 Riverside, 1 Valley Transitions) and through contact tracing, 10 close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

June 22, 2022 – 1 Staff (Reeves)
June 23, 2022 – 3 Staff (1 Lanark, 2 Valley Transitions)
June 24, 2022 – 1 Staff (Valley Transitions)


6.22.22 Weekly Update

This week two staff and two residents tested positive. This included two direct care staff from Prairieview and Oakcrest at Woodside Village and one resident from Tufte Manor and one from Valley Transitions at Valley on Columbia. Both residents are sheltering in place. Two close contacts were identified at Tufte Manor, 3 at Valley on Columbia and 10 at Woodside Village.


6.21.22 Update

We received confirmation that one resident from the Valley Transitions neighborhood at Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, three residents have been identified as close contacts.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

June 20, 2022 –1 Resident (Valley Transitions) 1 Staff (Reeves)
June 21, 2022 – 1 Staff (Reeves)


6.19.22 Update

We have received confirmation of one resident from Tufte Manor that has tested positive for COVID-19. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.


6.17.22 Update

One direct care staff from the Prairieview neighborhood at Woodside Village tested positive. Through contact tracing, 10 close contacts have been identified.


6.16.22 Update

One direct care staff from the Oakcrest neighborhood at Woodside Village has tested positive. No close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:

6/14/22 – 1 resident (Valley Transitions)

6/15/22 – 1 staff (Reeves) 1 resident (Lanark)

6/16/22 – 1 resident (Lanark) 1 staff (non-direct care)


6.15.22 Weekly Update

This week 8 residents from the Hearthstone neighborhood at Woodside Village, and 13 staff (4 from Valley on Columbia and 9 from Woodside Village) have tested positive. The residents are all sheltering in place within their room in the Hearthstone neighborhood. For residents identified as close contacts, monitoring for respiratory illness onset has increased, a series of viral tests have been initiated, and communal dining and group activities have been suspended for the Hearthstone neighborhood.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) transmission level remains high for Grand Forks County and the positivity rate continues to increase and is now over 20%, nearly doubling in the past two weeks. If you plan to visit a resident at a Valley Senior Living care community, please consider home testing before you visit. Mask remain required and we ask you to continue to physically distance and practice proper hand hygiene to assist with our infection prevention efforts.

Communication Process Update
Over the last two years, we recognize that our COVID communications have been overwhelming. Therefore, we have adjusted how we communicate with residents and decision makers. Our updated process for communication includes:

  • The reporting of residents testing positive and operational changes related to COVID-19 regulations will continue to occur by 5:00 pm the following day via printed letter and email communication. The reporting of staff members who have tested positive will be posted on our website.
  • Respiratory illness onset reporting will be listed on the website.
  • The weekly update will be posted on the website each Wednesday. Every other week we will provide a printed letter to residents and an email to primary contacts with care community updates and information.

6.14.22 Update

We have received confirmation that 3 staff have tested positive including 1 from Oakcrest/Hearthstone and 1 non-direct care at Woodside Village, and one non-direct care at Valley on Columbia. No close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:

6/12/22 – 1 staff (Lanark)

6/14/22 – 1 staff (Almonte) 1 Resident (Almonte)


6.13.22 Update

We have received confirmation that 3 staff have tested positive including 2 from Hearthstone at Woodside Village, and one from the Riverside neighborhood at Valley on Columbia. 3 close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Woodside Village:

6/11/22 – 1 resident (Heartland)

6/12/22 – 1 staff (non-direct care)

6/13/22 – 1 resident (Hearthstone) 2 staff (non-direct care)


6.12.22 Update

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:

6/10/22 – 1 staff (Support Services)

6/11/22 – 2 staff (1 Riverside, 1 Reeves)


6.11.22 Update

We have received confirmation of 1 Hearthstone resident who has tested positive. In addition, 3 Woodside Village staff (1 Hearthstone, 1 Heartland, and 1 Non-Direct care) have tested positive. 15 Close contacts have been identified.


6.10.22 Update

We have received confirmation that two residents from the Hearthstone neighborhood have tested positive and will shelter in place in their room. In addition, three staff tested positive including two from Valley on Columbia (1 Riverside, 1 Lanark), and one from Woodside Village (1 non-direct care). Through contact tracing, one close contact at Woodside Village was identified and four close contacts have been identified at Valley on Columbia.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
6/7/22 – 1 Staff (Almonte)
6/8/22 – 1 Staff (non-direct care)
6/9/22 – 1 Resident (Almonte)

Woodside Village:
6/7/22 – 1 Staff (Hearthstone)
6/9/22 – 1 Staff (Hearthstone)
6/10/22 – 2 Staff (1 Heartland, 1 non-direct care)


6.9.22 Update

We have received confirmation that four residents and one direct care staff from the Hearthstone neighborhood have tested positive. Three residents are sheltering in place and one resident has moved to a private room within the Hearthstone neighborhood for the duration of the isolation period. Through contact tracing of the positive individuals, 16 close contacts have been identified. Close contacts will begin increased monitoring for respiratory illness onset and also begin a series of viral tests.

Due to the number of positive tests within this neighborhood, viral tests were administered on Hearthstone neighborhood residents to assess virus transmission.

The following measures have now been implemented within the Hearthstone neighborhood.

  • Communal dining is suspended
  • Group activities are suspended
  • Beauty shop appointments are suspended
  • Common area use is being limited and discouraged
  • Care staff are now required to wear N95 masks

Visitation within the Hearthstone neighborhood may continue and visitors will be informed of the infection risk during the health screening at entry.


6.8.22 Update

One direct care staff from Tufte Manor and one non-direct care staff from Woodside Village have tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.


6.7.22 Update

One non-direct care staff from Valley on Columbia has tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts were identified.


6.6.22 Update

One non-direct care staff from the Oakcrest neighborhood at Woodside Village tested positive. Through contact tracing, 13 residents have been identified as close contacts.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
6/4/22 – 1 Staff (Almonte)
6/6/22 – 3 Staff (3 Riverside) 2 Residents (1 Almonte, 1 Reeves)

Woodside Village:
6/6/22 – 4 Staff (3 Non-Direct Care, 1 Prairieview)


6.5.22 Update

One resident from the Riverside neighborhood tested positive.   Through contact tracing, two close contacts have been identified.


6.2.22 Update

One non-direct care staff from Tufte Manor and one non-direct staff from Woodside Village have tested positive. Through contact tracing, no residents have been identified as close contacts.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
6/2/22 – 2 Staff (1 Non-Direct Care, 1 Prairieview) 1 Resident (Oakcrest)
6/3/22 – 1 Resident (Oakcrest)


6.1.22 Weekly Update

To the Residents and Families of Valley Senior Living,

Three staff from Valley on Columbia (2 Reeves, 1 contracted staff) and two staff from Woodside Village (1 non-direct care, 1 Hearthstone/Heartland) have tested positive during the past seven days. Through contact tracing, six residents from Valley on Columbia have been identified as close contacts. No residents have tested positive in the past seven days.

The current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) transmission level rating for Grand Forks County is high and the positivity rate remains at over 12%. Please continue to use caution when visiting to ensure proper infection prevention. If you currently have symptoms related to respiratory illness or have had contact with someone who tested positive, do not visit at this time.

CDC Changes Up To Date Definition
The CDC recently released new information on the COVID-19 vaccine and the latest definition of up to date. Staff and residents are considered up to date when all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible, have been received. The revised guidance to staff and residents that are 50 or over now includes the second booster dose when eligibleCMS guidance states that skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and Residents staff need to follow CDC Guidance to be considered “up to date.”

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
5/29/22 – 1 Resident (Reeves) 1 Staff (Almonte)
5/31/22 – 2 Staff (Valley Transitions)
6/1/22 – 1 Staff (Almonte)

Woodside Village:
5/30/22 – 1 Staff (Heartland)
5/31/22 – 2 Staff (1 Oakcrest, 1 Non-Direct Care)

 Communication Process Update
Over the last two years, we recognize that our COVID communications have been overwhelming. Therefore, we have adjusted how we communicate with residents and decision makers. Our updated process for communication includes:

  • The reporting of residents testing positive and operational changes related to COVID-19 regulations will continue to occur by 5:00 pm the following day via printed letter and email communication. The reporting of staff members who have tested positive will be posted on our website.
  • Respiratory illness onset reporting will be listed on the website.
  • The weekly update will be posted on the website each Wednesday. Every other week we will provide a printed letter to residents and an email to primary contacts with care community updates and information.

5.29.22 Update

Three staff have tested positive, two from Woodside Village (one non-direct care and one direct care from Heartland/Hearthstone) and one direct care from the Reeves neighborhood at Valley on Columbia have tested positive. Through contact tracing, five residents have been identified as close contacts.


5.24.22 Update

One non-direct care staff from Valley on Columbia and on non-direct care staff from Woodside Village have tested positive. Through contact tracing, no close contacts have been identified.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
5/21/22 – 1 Resident (Almonte)
5/23/22 – 1 Resident (Valley Transitions) 1 Staff (Non-Direct Care)


5.22.22 Update

Three staff have tested positive, two from Valley on Columbia (Valley Transitions and Lanark) and one from Woodside Village (Heartland). Through contact tracing, 10 close contacts have been identified.


5.21.22 Update

Two staff from Valley on Columbia have tested positive. One staff member is from the Riverside neighborhood and the other staff member is from the Valley Transitions Neighborhood. Through contact tracing, one close contact has been identified.


5.20.22 Update

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
5/18/22 – 1 Staff (1 Non-Direct Care)
5/19/22 – 2 Staff (2 Valley Transitions)
5/20/22 – 2 Staff (1 Reeves, 1 Non-Direct Care)


5.18.22 Weekly Update

To the Residents and Families of Valley Senior Living,

Two residents from Valley on Columbia (1 Almonte, 1 Valley Transitions) and three staff (1 Valley on Columbia, 1 Woodside Village, 1 Wheatland Terrace) have tested positive throughout the organization during the past seven days. Twenty four residents have been identified as close contacts to the positive test results and additional precautions to include increased respiratory illness onset monitoring and a series of two viral tests are in process for the close contacts.

The current CDC transmission level rating for Grand Forks County is high. Please continue to use caution when visiting to ensure proper infection prevention. If you currently have symptoms related to respiratory illness or have had contact with someone who tested positive, do not visit at this time.

Communication Process Update
Over the last two years, we recognize that our COVID communications has been overwhelming. Therefore, we have adjusted how we communicate with residents and decision makers. Our updated process for communication includes:

  • The reporting of residents testing positive and operational changes related to COVID-19 regulations will continue to occur by 5 pm the following day via printed letter and email communication. The reporting of staff members who have tested positive will be posted on our website.
  • Respiratory illness onset reporting will be listed on the website.
  • The weekly update will be posted on the website each Wednesday. Every other week we will provide a printed letter to residents and an email to primary contacts with care community updates and information.

5.17.22

One direct care staff from Wheatland Terrace tested positive. Through contact tracing, one close contact was identified.

Respiratory Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require the reporting of the onset of respiratory illness in three or more staff and/or residents over a 72 hour period. This required process of surveillance and reporting is designed to quickly identify communicable diseases and to prevent the spread to other persons in the facility. Residents who develop respiratory symptoms are placed on precautions and staff with symptoms are removed from schedules until test results are received. Today’s 72 hour respiratory illness onset report includes:

Valley Senior Living on Columbia:
5/15/22 – 2 Residents (1 Valley Transitions, 1 Almonte)
5/16/22 – 1 Staff (Non-Direct Care)

Woodside Village:
5/16/22 – 1 Staff (Non-Direct Care)
5/17/22 – 2 Staff (1 Non0Direct Care, 1 Prairieview)


5.16.22 

One direct care staff from the Oakcrest neighborhood tested positive. Through contact tracing, 17 close contacts were identified.


5.9.22

Two residents (1 Almonte, 1 Reeves) and one direct care staff from the Reeves neighborhood tested positive. Through contact tracing, nine close contact were identified.


5.4.22 Weekly Update

To the Residents and Families of Valley Senior Living,

This week three residents and five staff have tested positive throughout the organization. Two residents are from Wheatland Terrace and one resident is from the Lanark neighborhood at Valley Senior Living on Columbia. Additional precautions are currently in place within Wheatland Terrace including no communal dining, no activities, and beauty shop appointments have been suspended. Visitation continues at Wheatland Terrace and must take place inside the resident’s apartment.

Five staff from the organization tested positive this week including one direct care from  the Lanark neighborhood and one from the Reeves neighborhood with 8 close contacts identified, one direct care from Wheatland Terrace and two non-direct care staff from Woodside Village. The current CDC transmission level rating for Grand Forks County is substantial. Please continue to use caution when visiting to ensure proper infection prevention. If you currently have symptoms related to respiratory illness or have had contact with someone who tested positive, do not visit at this time.

Boosters
Residents from all care communities who were eligible were provided with the opportunity to receive the booster yesterday, May 3 from our pharmacy partner, Thrifty White Pharmacy.

Nurses Week, May 6 – 12
National Nurses Week begins on Friday, May 6 which is National Nurses Day, and ends on May 12, the birthdate of celebrated nurse Florence Nightingale. We thank our nurses for the essential functions they provide and for how they contribute to the care provided to residents at Valley Senior Living. Join us in celebrating and thanking our nurse care partners this upcoming week at Valley Senior Living!

Communication Process Update
Over the last two years, we recognize that our COVID communications can be overwhelming. Therefore, we are adjusting how we communicate with residents and decision makers. Our updated process for communication includes:

  • The reporting of residents testing positive and operational changes related to COVID-19 regulations will continue to occur by 5 pm the following day via printed letter and email communication. The reporting of staff members who have tested positive will be posted on our website.
  • Respiratory illness onset reporting will be listed on the website.
  • The weekly update will be posted on the website each Wednesday. Every other week we will provide a printed letter to residents and an email to decision makers with care community updates and information.

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