Date of Statement : 03-11-20 2:42PM
We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here at Dow Rummel. Ensuring our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. We do not have any cases here at Dow Rummel but we now know that there are cases in South Dakota including Minnehaha County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings. Based on their recommendations and in the best interest of our residents, we are only allowing outside visitors for residents at end-of-life here at Dow Rummel.
We understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider communicating with them. These may include telephone, email, text, video chat or social media. Let us know if we can help with video chat or Skyping with your loved ones. If you believe a visit to the center is absolutely necessary, we request that you call us at 336-1490 prior to your arrival.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to ensure our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment. We will notify you with any changes in our visitor restrictions as we all deal with COVID-19 and its impacts on all of us. Help prevent the spread of infection by exercising proper hand washing hygiene as well as covering coughs and sneezes.