Dear residents, staff, families and supporters,

Covid update for 7/1/22:
Bremer County is in substantial (orange) transmission with 21 positive tests in the past 7 days. Bartels currently has three Evergreen Arbor residents, one Linden Place resident, one Woodland Terrace second floor resident and two staff members who have tested positive for Covid. This particular strand of Covid seems to have mild symptoms. We will continue twice-a-week testing for staff and will continue to test the residents in Evergreen Arbor and Woodland Terrace second floor until 14 days have passed with no new cases identified. TESTING FOR STAFF FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEK WILL BE TUESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 2-4 pm. We are quarantining those with Covid, other operations are functioning normally. EYE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED IN RESIDENT CARE AREAS and as always, masks must be worn above the nose. If you have questions or a need specifically arranged, please contact the Administrator Veronica Shea.
The Covid regulations remain very strict for long-term-care facilities. As a team and board, we will continue to advocate for the residents and their families.

Other updates:
Friday, July 8, we will have Bartels Olympics for the staff. We will be grilling out and providing some fun activities to recognize the staff and celebrate the summer season.
July 16th will be the Heritage Days parade. We would like to get as many residents out of the facility as possible to watch the parade! Families, I want you to know you are welcome to assist and sit by your loved ones. If there are staff willing to help, please let your supervisors know and/or Leisure Services.
As the summer continues, there will be a variety of outside concerts and activities in various areas. We will keep you updated on places and times.
You may see and/or hear a lot of activity on the roof over the next three to four weeks. The roof experienced damage from the various wind storms earlier this year and we are getting the roof and siding repaired or replaced around campus.
Anna Estates excavation is in full progress to prepare for infrastructure for additional 55-plus homes. These homes are built so individuals can age in place and have the highest quality of life for the longest time possible. Being a good partner with the community is something Bartels is proud of. There will be more information later this fall.
At Bartels we strive to keep residents and staff strong, healthy and independent and we would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July!

Paula Geise, RN, MSN, CEO

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