We want to provide an update on COVID-19 within our Beacon Hill community. We learned May 26, that one additional Health Center resident tested positive for the virus and is being cared for in our Beacon Hill Health Center. By way of recap, we have 21 active Health Center resident cases of the virus in our community. Most of our residents continue to be asymptomatic or are showing minor symptoms of the virus.
As of today, there are no new team member cases of the virus and we have 10 active cases of COVID-19 among individuals who provide care and services in our Health Center. These individuals are self-isolating at home with the support of our Human Resources team.
We continue to work closely with the DuPage County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. We realize that this situation is concerning to you, and we are committed to being open and transparent while respecting the privacy of those involved. We continue to follow our infection control protocols as well as recommendations of local health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We will continue to screen and monitor our residents, team members, and essential visitors for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Additional information regarding COVID-19 in our community will be provided to you when available, as appropriate. To support our efforts to control the spread of the virus in our community, we ask that you continue to be vigilant in following heightened infection control guidelines. Therefore, please continue to stay in your homes, practice social distancing, and if you must venture out for essential items, follow all recommended protocols including washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer.
We appreciate your support and continued adherence to the protocols we have implemented to protect our residents and team members. Please contact your Beacon Hill management team with any questions or concerns.
The Illinois Department of Public Health offers additional information about COVID-19 in our state.