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COVID-19 cases confirmed Perham Living

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Positive cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed within Perham Living's nursing home. The senior living facility is working with local health entities to contain the spread of the virus, according to a news release from Perham Health.

“For all of us here at Perham Living, providing the best possible care and protecting the health and wellness of residents and staff is of highest priority,” Tracy Hendrickx, vice-president of long-term care, said in a news release. “We initiated aggressive proactive infection control measures and screening procedures which we believe will help us manage this as effectively as possible. We are working collaboratively with the Minnesota Department of Health, Otter Tail County Public Health, and Perham Health, and following the recommended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our dedicated professional caregivers are working tirelessly to prevent serious illnesses and provide compassionate support. We are taking all appropriate measures and doing everything possible to protect the health and wellness of all who live and work here.”

“We all have an important role in preventing the spread of the virus. Collectively, if we mask, wash or sanitize our hands multiple times throughout the day, physical distance at least six feet, and stay home when we don’t feel well, we can slow the spread,” Hendrickx said.

Direct questions should be directed to Perham Health Community Relations Director Sue Von Ruden at sue.vonruden@perhamhealth.org or at 218-347-1304.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard other congregate care facilities in Otter Tail County that have confirmed exposure to COVID-19 are: Good Samaritan Lakeview Senior Living Apartments and Good Samaritan Society in Battle Lake; LB Broen Home in Fergus Falls; Minnesota Veterans Home Fergus Falls; St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie; and Woodland Lodge in Fergus Falls.

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