Earlier this week, we tested additional residents in our Health & Wellness Center for COVID-19, and we learned on Thursday, May 14, that three of our residents tested positive for the virus. Additional test results are still pending and we will provide an update when we know more.
By way of recap, we have four residents and four team members, all from our Health & Wellness Center, who have tested positive for the virus in May. Three of our residents are being cared for in our Health & Wellness Center and one is being treated in the hospital. All of our team members continue to self-isolate at home with the support of our Human Resources team.
As part of our proactive response to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we will continue to work with the DuPage County Health Department and our Medical Director to conduct expanded testing of our Health & Wellness Center residents. Therefore, please do not be concerned if you or your loved one is asked to undergo testing for the virus. Residents may decline COVID-19 testing, and any results will be shared confidentially with the resident or the resident’s representative.
We understand that you have concerns and questions about COVID-19 and the current situation in our community. Please know we continue in our commitment to protect the health and safety of our residents and team members. Our team continues to be proactive in mitigating the risk of further exposure to the virus within our community.
We appreciate your support and continued adherence to the protocols we have implemented to protect our residents and team members.
You are always welcome to contact your Oak Trace management team with questions and concerns.
The Illinois Department of Public Health offers additional information about COVID-19 in our state.