Our priority has been and will remain the safety and wellbeing of our team members and residents throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Positive cases of the virus continue to increase within our state and community. Therefore, Lifespace Communities and our Beacon Hill team are working together to provide additional support to our Health Center residents, family members and team members. Nurses from other Lifespace Communities are here supporting our team and our Beacon Hill team members are participating in supplementary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training.
We learned Sunday, May 24, that one Health Center team member tested positive for COVID-19. By way of recap, we have a total of 12 active cases of COVID-19 among individuals who provide care and services in our Health Center. These individuals are self-isolating at home with the support of our Human Resources team.
In addition, we have a total of 24 active Health Center resident cases of the virus. Twenty-two residents are being cared for in our Health Center while two are being cared for in the hospital. Most of these residents continue to be asymptomatic or showing minor symptoms of the virus.
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 continue to follow our infection control protocols as well as recommendations of local health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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. 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. Please contact your Beacon Hill management team with any questions or concerns.
The Illinois Department of Public Health offers additional information about COVID-19 in our state.