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Lakewood Manor resident tests positive for COVID-19

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STAPLES — Lakewood Manor Assisted Living in Staples received confirmation Friday, April 10, a resident tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a news release sent Monday, April 13, the tenant is recovering in their apartment and is being monitored by Lakewood staff and providers.

Visitors to Lakewood Manor have been limited for several weeks, per guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the news release stated. Staff members screen all visitors and staff upon entrance and screen all tenants daily to monitor symptoms. Tenants have the right to leave the buildings but are encouraged to shelter in place at their apartments, only leaving for necessary needs. The restrictions for assisted living tenants are not as strict as those in long-term care facilities.

“The protection and safety of our tenants, patients and staff is always our top priority,” Kathy Dobson, vice president of senior services, stated in the release. “We have these precautions in place to limit exposure, and we encourage everyone to continue following the guidelines for social distancing and staying home whenever possible.”

Lakewood continues to work closely with the MDH and the CDC to coordinate testing and monitoring, the news release stated, and staff is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and well-being of all.


As a reminder, free virtual visits are available through Lakewood Health System for those with COVID-19 symptom concerns at lakewood.zipnosis.com .

Additional COVID-19 related information is available at lakewoodhealthsystem.com .

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