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Coronavirus Notice

Dow Rummel’s Back to Normal Long-Term Care Reopening Plan

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Effective 03/08/2022 Revised The CMS and SD DOH guidance which is the basis for this plan considers all the vaccinations which have occurred in residents and staff.  Visitation can be conducted in residents’ rooms, dedicated visitation spaces, and outdoors. Regardless of how visits are conducted, certain core principles and best practices reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission: The Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, will not be allowed at Dow Rummel...

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Resident and Family COVID-19 Update 2/25/22

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We are still seeing cases go down in Minnehaha County as well as at Dow Rummel.  We currently do not have any active cases on our campus.  We will continue to monitor residents for signs or symptoms and do health screenings with staff and visitors as well as routine testing for some staff based on our county’s positive rate which is current at 11.7% with 882 active cases in our county.    While CDC is loosening mask requirements for the general population, they have not loosened mask restrictions for senior communities like us.  So, we are still requiring all...

Dow Rummel Village Reaches Goal of Vaccinating 94 Percent of Staff and Recognized as COVID-19 Vaccination Ambassador

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JANUARY 6, 2022, SIOUX FALLS, SD – Dow Rummel Village announced today that more than 94 percent of all staff members have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The benchmark is part of a nationwide goal set by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and LeadingAge to vaccinate 75 percent of the approximately 1.5 million nursing home staff by June 30, 2021. “We are proud to report that our facility has vaccinated 94 percent of our staff,” said Darla Van Rosendale, CEO. “Our caregivers recognize that getting vaccinated is one of the most effective ways to protect themselves and our residents...

Dow Rummel’s Back to Normal Long-Term Care Reopening Plan

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Effective 11/15/2021 Revised The CMS and SD DOH guidance which is the basis for this plan considers all of the vaccinations which have occurred in residents and staff.  Visitation can be conducted in residents’ rooms, dedicated visitation spaces, and outdoors. Regardless of how visits are conducted, certain core principles and best practices reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission: The Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, will not be allowed at Dow Rummel...

Vaccine Announcement

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Residents and Family Members: The fight against COVID-19 is not over. As our country is once again experiencing an increase in coronavirus cases, we must rally together to protect each other. After almost a 4 month decline in COVID-19 cases here in South Dakota, we are now seeing the numbers quickly moving up again after the highly contagious Delta variant has hit our area. This is now impacting us at Dow Rummel with both vaccinated and unvaccinated people which has been the case across the U.S. as well. This surge in cases also raises concerns about the coming Fall and Winter as we also...