This is AvaLynda Casey, co-owner of Avonlea in Dixon.
At Avonlea Cottage of Dixon, we are following all the guidelines of the Illinois Dept of Health and the CDC, to keep residents and employees safe.
No residents have exhibited any signs of having COVID-19.
Remember, anyone can be exposed from anywhere.
There has been one confirmed exposure case in our community that we were made aware of.
That person developed symptoms away from AVONLEA, and when sick, did not return to work.
All of our current working employees do not have symptoms of the COVID-19, and we temperature-check every employee at the beginning and end of each of the 3 shifts.
Each resident’s temperature is also taken regularly on a daily basis.
We continue to comply with the recommendations from the CDC and IDPH.
We also take extra precautions with cleaning and sanitation to assure that our residents and employees continue to stay safe.
Any one of us out in public must remember the importance of wearing your mask, being 6 feet apart, and washing your hands.
This can happen to any person.
We stress that we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of Power, and of Love, and of a Sound Mind.
Our common sense will help us stay safe and get through this trying time together.
If you have questions, contact us directly.