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A fourth Aase Haugen resident has died

Posted: Wed, Sep 2, 2020 11:52 AM

One additional death has occurred involving an Aase Haugen resident since the COVID-19 outbreak began at the facility, bringing the total deaths to four.

24 residents and 17 staff members at Aase Haugen have tested positive for COVID-19; four residents and 9 staff members have recovered.  One resident and 67 staff members have tested negative.

Says Aase Haugen administrator Orson Bauder, "We are doing all we can to keep our residents and staff safe during these incredibly challenging times."  Staff wear personal protective equipment.  Residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as residents awaiting test results or those showing signs or symptoms all are isolated or quarantined.

Aase Haugen will be re-testing residents and staff periodically in the coming days and weeks. All staff are screened when they enter the building and when they leave the building for any signs for symptoms, and nurses working here from outside organizations are required to provide the results of a COVID19 test before entering the building.

Outdoor visits, floral deliveries and the delivery of items such as food and clothing dropped off by families are suspending at this time. Postal deliveries will continue to be accepted. Aase Haugen encourages families and friends to connect with residents by using video chat, calling, or window visits.  Call the activities department at 563-382-3603 to arrange a time for a visit.