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A Note from the Desk of the Executive Director

To Our Residents and Family Members: 

As we continue to navigate positive COVID cases at The Gardens I want you to know that communication and transparency is important to me. All individuals who test positive are receiving medical treatment and will remain in isolation for at least 14 days. 

Please know that the health and safety of your loved one is my team’s top priority. I am working with my team to ensure we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 within The Gardens and to protect your loved one. We are working with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps and have activated our emergency response procedures, which includes heightened infection control precautions, twice a week testing, weekly sourcing of PPE, and daily communication and efforts on heightened staffing needs. Our safety measures also include limiting visitors to prevent additional spread of infection to your loved one and others.  

I encourage you to call The Gardens of Cedar Rapids with any questions on the status of your loved one. I understand that you are concerned about your loved one, and I also understand that connecting with your family member is incredibly important.

My team will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.  I want you to know that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of infection. I also know that you may have questions, and I encourage you to contact our center.  We also need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community. 

I know this is a difficult time for everyone. I will continue to provide you with updates as they become available. Please know that I and my team are strictly adhering to all directions from the local and state health department.  If you have questions, please contact our center at 319-632-1350. I know that you may have questions, and I encourage you to contact our center.    Sincerely, Jenna Gardner, MA-g, MBA, LNHA | Executive Director

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