Winnebago County Investigating COVID-19 Cases At Long-term Care Facilities

From a news release: The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is actively investigating positive cases of COVID-19 in residents at two separate long term care facilities. While Public Health Officials do not typically identify facilities, the following two facilities reported cases quickly and elected to self-identify in the interest of public welfare and ongoing care for their residents and concern for their staffs:

Anam Care at 8104 Sayer Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

Alden Alma Nelson Manor

The facilities are working closely with Winnebago County Health Department to prevent further exposure and transmission. Following guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), additional actions are being taken to monitor and protect the health and safety of residents and the facilities’ healthcare staff.

The facilities are working to notify all family members. Please note that this may take some time. For family members who want to check on their loved ones, please note the following:

-Check with each facility BEFORE taking advantage of other ways to visit with family (such as window visits) as these can be disruptive to the residents in their homes.

-Visitor restrictions are in place at these (and all long-term care) facilities.