COVID-19 Virus Management Information (UPDATED 2/24)
Indoor visits are back!!
Indoor Visiting guidelines:
We know you have waited a long time to see your loved one, and we are so happy for this opportunity for you to visit again. Please understand there are still guidelines we all need to follow to ensure these visits can continue safely and successfully. At this point there can still be no personal touch or contact between residents and visitors, so we will be utilizing the Plexiglas barriers that were used for outdoor patio visits. Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Please note that even if you scheduled in advance your visit may be cancelled in the event of any positive COVID cases.
- Visitors are limited to 2 per resident.
- Pets are not allowed inside the facility.
- All visitors will still be screened (temperature taken and questionnaire filled out) when entering the building.
- All visitors may park in the Visitor Lot across 55th Street.
- Careview visits will take place in the Family Lounge next to the Chapel (enter through the Garfield patio door).
- Mount Olivet Home visits will be in the lounge by the Pastoral Care office (enter through the main Lyndale Avenue entrance).
- Please be mindful to schedule on the correct day corresponding to your resident’s floor:
Tuesdays: 2nd floor Careview, and 3rd floor Mount Olivet Home
Wednesdays: 4th floor Careview, and 4th floor Mount Olivet Home
Thursdays: 3rd/5th floor Careview, and 2nd floor Mount Olivet Home
Thank you for understanding that by continuing to follow suggested guidelines our aim is to keep everyone healthy.
To schedule your visit click the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45aeaf2aa3f49-careview
If you have any trouble scheduling online, please contact Laurie Hancer at 612.821.3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To stay in contact with your loved one you may either:
Click here to send an email to your loved one via our email a loved one form
Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom:
Video chats are available with your loved one. Please contact Laurie at email@example.com, or 612-821-3232 to schedule a video visit. Staff will be available to assist the resident.
Deliveries for Residents
Packages and/or food for residents can be dropped off from 7:00 am -7:00 pm. Please bring packages to the receptionist at the Mount Olivet Home entrance.
*** Packages and/or food are picked up for delivery to the residents at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Packages and/or food dropped off after 2:30 pm are not guaranteed same day delivery to the residents and will be delivered the next day. ***
COVID-19 Virus management
Full facility testing of employees and residents started in May and continues to be completed in an effort to identify any COVID-19 positive individuals that do not show symptoms. We have implemented the use of a designated COVID unit for any current positive residents at Mount Olivet Careview, as well as an observation unit for any suspected COVID cases. The COVID unit also allows specialized care and staffing to be available to meet the increased needs during this challenging time.
The next facility wide testing will be Tuesday, 2 March.
The COVID-19 vaccine second dose will be administered to some residents and staff on Monday, March 1st.
0 cases of COVID-19 on the COVID-19 unit at Mount Olivet Careview Home.
0 cases at Mount Olivet Home.
0 residents hospitalized with COVID-19 related challenges at this time.
62 residents have recovered from COVID-19.
13 COVID-19 related deaths since April 1.
Our condolences and our gratitude go out to each of these families that we have grieved with over this time. Our residents are a second family to us and these deaths have been extremely heart breaking to our community.
93 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since April 1st.
93 employees have recovered.
Mount Olivet Home/Mount Olivet Careview follow standard protocols and procedures to prevent or limit the spread of infectious diseases within our buildings.
All Mount Olivet employees receive annual training on Infection Control policies and procedures and our Nursing Department/Infection Control Nurse continually monitor for the presence of any infectious outbreak.
Our recent state infection control survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health
on November 20 showed no areas of concern.
Please see the link (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/situation.html) for the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 page. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of Congregate Care Facilities with Outbreaks by County.
“Being on the list does not mean that the facility is deficient in any way or has done something wrong any more than we would say that there was something done wrong by a family with a household member that has a case. These are our most vulnerable residents...Without the care and support of the staff who are working with them, we are going to have an additional crisis on our hands. It’s incumbent on all of us to understand that these facilities are working very hard to protect their residents and their staff, and we continue to work very closely with them to do everything possible to prevent the introduction and spread of the virus. However, with community transmission as it is, we should expect that many facilities will have cases, just as many work settings and families and households around the state have had and will have cases. We know that the risk of COVID-19 is general and widespread across all of our communities and why it is so very important that we practice social distancing and take those other protective measures in all areas of society. We need to be doing everything we can to protect the residents and employees at these facilities in particular.” MDH Commissioner, Jan Malcolm
Thank you for your understanding, prayers and patience as we continue to mitigate this virus and initiate all actions to keep our residents and our staff as safe as possible.