We want to provide an additional update on COVID-19 exposures within our Beacon Hill community. After testing additional Health Center residents late last week, we learned Wednesday, May 13, that one additional Health Center resident tested positive for COVID-19. By way of recap, we have 11 Health Center resident cases of COVID-19. Eight residents are being cared for in the isolation area of our Health Center, and three are being cared for in the hospital. Most of these residents are showing little to no symptoms. We are working with our Medical Director and the DuPage County Health Department to continue testing additional residents for COVID-19.
We also learned of a new Health Center team member case on May 13th. We have a total of eight cases of COVID-19 among individuals who provided care and services in our Health Center. We will continue to screen and monitor our residents, team members, and essential visitors for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Additional information regarding COVID-19 in our community will be provided to you when available, as appropriate.
We continue to work closely with the DuPage County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. We realize that this situation is concerning to you, and we are committed to being open and transparent while respecting the privacy of those involved. We have implemented our pre-planned infection control protocols and continue to follow recommended COVID-19 protocols at our community under the guidance of the health agencies.
To support our efforts to control the spread of the virus in our community, we ask that you continue to be vigilant in following heightened infection control guidelines. Therefore, please continue to stay in your homes, practice social distancing, and if you must venture out for essential items, follow all recommended protocols including washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer.
We appreciate your support and continued adherence to the protocols we have implemented to protect our residents and team members.
You are always welcome to contact us directly with questions and concerns. Please contact your Beacon Hill management team.
The Illinois Department of Public Health offers additional information about COVID-19 in our state.