Recent COVID Activity

As of September 27, 2021

0

New resident positive cases

0

New resident deaths

1

New staff positive cases

Historical COVID Activity

Cumulative data since March 2020

81

Total resident positive cases

11

Total resident deaths

91

Total staff positive cases

Recent Updates


September 27, 2021

In the past 7 days, we have had 1 positive staff COVID test result. This actually was an agency nurse and confined to Healthcare only. As a result, and per CDC and IDOH directives, all Healthcare staff and residents have already been tested once and all are negative. Both groups will be tested again next week. As a reminder, this action is being taken in response to the CDC/IDOH position considering one positive case as an outbreak.

Also, as a reminder from our past experiences, if your loved one is directly impacted by COVID-19 in any way, you will be notified directly and immediately by our nursing staff. Again, our nurses and aids are all actively engaged in and working diligently in the care and safety of your loved ones.

During this re-emergence of COVID, we respectfully remind you to curtail any non-emergency or non-medically related phone calls to the staff as these calls only hinder their ability to provide the excellent care you have come to expect from our staff. Our ability to contain and prevent any COVID spread is directly related to their ability to focus and maintain essential safety standards.

We have rededicated ourselves to prevention and containing any COVID cases at Hubbard. Together again with God’s strong hand, we will beat it down.


August 30, 2021

Hello Family & Friends:

In the past 7 days, we have had 2 positive staff COVID test results. As a result, and per CDC and IDOH directives, all staff and residents will be tested Tuesdays until the 14-day quarantine period for each respective positive staff member has been cleared. As a reminder, this action is being taken in response to the CDC/IDOH position considering one positive case as an outbreak.

Also, as a reminder from our past experiences, if your loved one is directly impacted by COVID-19 in any way, you will be notified directly and immediately by our nursing staff. Again, our nurses and aids are all actively engaged in and working diligently in the care and safety of your loved ones.

During this re-emergence of COVID, we respectfully remind you to curtail any non-emergency or non-medically related phone calls to the staff as these calls only hinder their ability to provide the excellent care you have come to expect from our staff. Our ability to contain and prevent any COVID spread is directly related to their ability to focus and maintain essential safety standards.

We have rededicated ourselves to prevention and containing any COVID cases at Hubbard. Together again with God’s strong hand, we will beat it down.


August 24, 2021

Hello families and friends. First, our apologies for the lack of communication regarding COVID. There has not been anything we would consider conclusive and appropriate for post for a while, but we are now geared up for a more frequent communication as we have in the past. Our website was under construction as well and is now going to be providing information of all kinds which you may find valuable and interesting. Thank you for your patience.

Latest updates from the IDOH and CDC:

  • New guidance was just released that we DO NOT need to test residents upon return from appointments, etc. IDOH is reviewing this and will update guidance at later date.
  • We are currently testing unvaccinated staff twice weekly due to increased county positivity percentage (currently 10.9%). Elkhart County is now in the 1 out of 10-person positivity range which places a greater emphasis on prevention and compliance.
  • Most recently, we conducted outbreak testing due to positive kitchen staff member. The IDOH now considers even ONE positive case an outbreak due to the dangerous nature of the Delta variant. Precautions are even more important now than even the Alpha variant of 2020.
    • All AL and HC residents and all staff tested were negative today
  • Visitors must continue to comply with mask mandate in the entire building, which includes no eating/drinking with the residents
  • The Pfizer vaccine has been granted full approval by the FDA now for those 16 years and older – we continue to encourage vaccination

August 5, 2021

To our valued families, staff, caregivers, suppliers, and all who may be physically present at Hubbard Hill:

As a result of the most recent COVID-19 positivity rate increase of over 5.0% (6.8%) in Elkhart County, effective immediately, all unvaccinated staff members providing resident care within 6 feet of a resident must again wear a face shield per Indiana State and CDC directives. Unvaccinated staff members must also be tested weekly again starting this Thursday, August 5, 2021, 1:30pm-4:30pm.

All residents and staff members, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask for all activities. All visitors and residents, regardless of vaccination status, must keep a mask on at all times when visiting indoors, even while visiting in the resident’s room. If you are unvaccinated and have questions about the vaccine or are interested in receiving yours, please see Kathy or Karen.

We know this has been a long, hard road for everyone. Like you, we are looking forward to the day where we return to some level of normalcy. Until then, we are committed to keeping our residents safe and acting as caregivers and family. Thank you all for your continued hard work and support. We will get through this!