Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in our nation and our region, we at Dow Rummel Village have taken proactive steps to protect our residents and staff. We want to inform you that we have received confirmation that a staff person at Dow Rummel has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The staff person is quarantined at home at this time and we are working with the South Dakota Department of Health to ensure our response plan deals effectively with this situation.
We have followed all recommended guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the South Dakota Department of Health to protect our residents and staff from this virus and are taking every action possible to prevent it from spreading within our campus and the broader community. We have had visitor restrictions in place here at Dow Rummel since March 11 per the guidance from our health officials. We have been doing health screenings, including taking temperatures, for anyone entering our building and requiring that they wear a mask. Anyone who does not pass the health screenings is not allowed to come into our campus.
The health and safety of our residents, staff and the community we serve during this unprecedented pandemic remains our highest priority.