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UPDATE: COVID-19 Response: Actions Taken to Safeguard the Health of Residents and Staff

UPDATE: February 25, 2021 See New Updates to the Visitor Policy in Dammert below in red:

We are delighted to report that our community of residents and staff received the 2nd dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine on Friday, February 5, 2021!  

We have moved from twice per week testing to just once per week of the residents and staff at the Dammert Care Center and St. Francis Assisted Living for COVID-19 in order to contain and manage the spread of the virus.  

We have received final test results from our most recent round of testing and all continue to test negative.  The new total of positive cases of COVID-19  in residents remains at 41 and the total number of staff at 30.

Unfortunately, despite our precautions, continued adherence to the guidance set forth by the Illinois Department of Health and the St. Clair County Health Department, and the best efforts of heroic medical staff, eight residents have passed away due to complications related to the virus. We mourn their passing and encourage you to keep them and their families in your prayers.  

As of today, we are relieved to report that 30 residents and 30 staff members have fully recovered and have been taken out of isolation. We continue to work diligently each day to improve outcomes for our residents and staff during this time. 

Updates can also be heard on our COVID-19 hotline at 618.394.6261.

Thank you again for your patience and prayers.

Visitor Policy Updates Effective February 25, 2021

As of today, February 25, 2021 we are able to resume scheduled visits with residents in Dammert Care Center!  Visits can be scheduled one day prior to the visit by calling 618-394-6262 to speak to the nursing secretary to confirm a 30 minute visit time and conduct necessary pre-screening of up to two visitors from the same household.  The available visiting hours at Dammert are 10 am - 2 pm Monday through Friday. 

We are also allowing the Podiatrist, Dentist, and Physical Therapist into our community. 

We deeply appreciate the sacrifices you have made to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our community and your patience as we prepare to host safe visits and other activities.  Our entire team is looking forward to seeing family and friends return to our community!