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Positive COVID-19 test prompts visitor restrictions at CRMC Care Center

The resident tested positive Sunday, Aug. 29, and is under isolation in negative pressure air, the release stated. All other residents tested negative for COVID-19.

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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch

CROSBY — Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Care Center is once again limiting visitors to its facility following a positive test of a resident.

The positive test places the Care Center in an outbreak status as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health, CRMC stated in a news release Tuesday, Aug. 31. In response, officials limited visitation to essential caregivers and end-of-life situations only.

The resident tested positive Sunday, Aug. 29, and is under isolation in negative pressure air, the release stated. All other residents tested negative for COVID-19.

“Staff members have taken aggressive infection control measures, will test residents and staff for COVID-19 every three to seven days, and will continuously monitor the situation with guidance from the MDH and the Centers for Disease Control,” CRMC reported.

Once all residents and staff test negative for 14 consecutive days, the outbreak status will be cleared.

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CRMC is asking essential caregivers and those coming to the Care Center for an end-of-life visit to spend extra time and attention performing good hand hygiene. These individuals will be required to wear an isolation mask and eye protection while in the facility and are asked to refrain from physical contact with residents and others while in the facility. For example, CRMC asks visitors to practice social distancing with no handshaking or hugging while remaining 6 feet apart.

Staff will continue to help connect families and friends with loved ones through alternative means such as telephone, video chat, email or social media, the release stated.

Visit cuyunamed.org or facebook.com/crosbycares for updates.

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