April 3rd, 2023
SIMPSON MEMORIAL HOME in West Liberty is no longer in outbreak.
March 18th, 2023
We have identified a resident as being potentially positive for Covid in the nursing home. So we are in “outbreak” status pending confirmation of that test. Testing of all staff and residents will start tomorrow and continue 2x per week until we are no longer in outbreak status.
The outbreak is not affecting our Assisted Living or Independent Living. Visitors are still welcome, however we HIGHLY encourage deferring visits, if possible, while in outbreak. If you do visit, you will need to wear a mask at all times and if visiting a covid positive person we have gloves, gowns, and face shields available for your visit.
These strains that are circulating are highly transmissible so avoiding exposures, wearing masks, and good hand sanitizing are the best ways to avoid spreading it.
We will continue testing staff and residents 2 times per week for 14 days from the point of the last positive test which happened to be today 3/18/23. If no further positive tests after 14 days, we will be done with our outbreak status.
If you have any questions, please call us at 319-627-4775.