February 12th, 2021
Trinity Care Center tested all residents and staff for COVID-19 this week. A few employee test results are still pending.
Results from this week’s testing are as follows:
- Trinity Care Center – 0 positive residents, 0 positive employee
- Trinity Terrace – 0 positive tenants, 0 positive employees
- Trinity Suites – 0 positive tenants, 0 positive employees
Since the start of the pandemic, 3,977 residents of Minnesota’s long term care facilities have died from COVID-19, accounting for 63% of the deaths from the virus statewide. However, last week, Minnesota recorded an average of just 64 new coronavirus cases per day in long-term care settings; the lowest the state has experienced since September! On Tuesday, MDH released more data showing that overall trends are improving, and not just in senior services communities. The state’s positivity rate of testing has fallen to 4%, the lowest rate since June! The rate had peaked at 15.5% in November amid an upsurge in cases.
The drop in new cases is a hopeful sign that the vaccines are starting to provide the protection we need and the infection control protocols put in place are working. Our staff continue to find creative ways to ensure social distancing does not stop social interaction.
Please remember with any holiday, we see an increase in visits. Please schedule your virtual or window visit by today with our activities department at 651.460.1166.
Our care centers next vaccine clinic is on March 9th, Trinity Terrace and Trinity Suites next clinic is next Thursday February 18th.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Trinity Campus Administrator