COVID-19

The Latest Updates from CMSS

March 24, 2020

The safety and wellbeing of our residents and employees remains our top priority and we continue to follow all local, state and federal guidelines and protocols regarding infection control to prevent the spread of the virus at our community.

As of this morning, we became aware that two staff members of Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS), working at Covenant Home of Chicago, not involved in direct care of residents, tested positive for COVID-19.  One employee was last at work on Wednesday, March 11th and the other employee was last there on Monday, March 16th.  Any employee who had direct contact with these individuals has been spoken to directly and is being closely monitored for signs and symptoms. At this time, both employees are self-quarantining at home and will not return to work until they are cleared by their physicians.

We are working in coordination with the Illinois Department of Public Health (ILDPH) alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and we are following all necessary steps for identification and monitoring of staff and residents who present with any COVID-19 symptoms, isolating individuals when appropriate, and testing according to CDPH guidance.

At this time, we have no other pending cases of COVID-19 at Covenant Home of Chicago.