Dear residents, staff, families and supporters,

The testing this week showed no positive results and Bartels has no positive residents or staff at this time. All areas are open for visitation.

Testing of staff next week will be Monday and Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and will be for UNVACCINATED staff only.

The Flu and Pfizer Covid Booster Clinics will be as follows:

October 7 – Flu shots available for staff. This will go along with compliance training during sessions at 6:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Compliance training is mandatory
Covid booster shots are available for staff this same day from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Please bring insurance cards and Covid cards if you desire a booster. There will be no cost to the staff.

October 8 – Woodland Terrace and Evergreen Arbor residents will receive flu shots and Covid boosters if eligible in the Chapel from 9:00–11:00 a.m.

October 12 – Eichhorn Haus and Linden Place will receive flu shots and/or Covid boosters in the Eichhorn Haus dining room from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Aspen Cottage will be done immediately following in Aspen Cottage.

October 14 – Eisenach Village residents will have the opportunity to receive the flu shot and Pfizer Covid booster at the Klubhaus from 8:30–1030 a.m.

All staff will receive conventional flu shots and all residents will receive the high dose flu vaccine. The COVID -19 booster will be for Pfizer only at this time. If and when any additional boosters are approved there will be communication sent out. If there is a concern with testing or vaccine times for staff or residents, please contact your supervisor or a leader in your area.

Fall and harvest season is perfect to reflect on our blessings and be thankful. Bartels is blessed to have so many supporters and we are thankful for our amazing staff and residents.s If anyone has questions or concerns please reach out and call 319-352-4540 or email us at

Paula Geise, RN, MSN, CEO

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