Dear residents, staff, families and supporters,

As many of you sports fans know, there is no “I” in the word “TEAM.” A lesser known fact is the word “Wellness” begins with the word “We.” Both of these are a reminder that “We” at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community are a “team” and a true community working together for our residents’ wellness.

Bartels completed testing of all staff and residents Thursday, Sept. 16. There was one additional positive resident on 1st floor Woodland Terrace and all staff members tested negative.

NO visitation on 1st Floor of Woodland Terrace will remain in place. Compassionate care visits will be allowed on an individualized basis. Please contact Leisure Services at 319-352-4540 to schedule.

Visitation is OPEN for 2nd Floor Woodland Terrace, Evergreen Arbor, Aspen Cottage, Linden Place and Eichhorn Haus. Visitors to these areas MUST screen in at the kiosk, wear the sticker and wear a mask at all times.

Testing of staff and residents, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will take place Monday and Thursday next week, Sept. 20 and 23. This will not include assisted living or independent living. COVID-19 educational programs, featuring a physician and pharmacist, will be Sept. 23 for all staff (7 am & 3 pm) and independent living residents (9 am & 1 pm).

If anyone has questions or concerns please reach out and call 319-352-4540 or email us at Bartels “TEAM” is Bartels Strong and “We” will continue to make individual and social “Wellness” a priority here as we “tackle” each new challenge.

Paula Geise, RN, MSN, CEO

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