Two employees at a long term care facility in Fayette County have tested positive for COVID-19. Two employees from the Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care facility tested positive for the coronavirus. All residents and employees have been tested and they have all come back negative other than the two employees.
Employees are quarantined and contact tracing is being conducted by the Fayette County Health Department. In compliance, with the Illinois Department of Public Health, all long-term care residents and staff will be tested every seven days until they are 14 days without a positive test result. Afterward, the facility will test every 14 days.
Outdoor visits are currently suspended until the facility has achieved 14 days of no new cases. Family members and friends may still conduct window visits, Facetime, and Facebook messenger visits. The staff is willing to help set those up.
The Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care Facility thanks everyone for their full support during this time.