The Pearl 
The Pearl Nursing Center of Rochester is committed to providing residents, families and county, state and federal agencies up-to-date information on COVID-19 illnesses and respiratory symptoms in residents and staff. This page provides the latest information on the number of resident and staff cases linked to COVID-19 and respiratory illness in our facility.

Date: August 24, 2022

New cases of COVID-19 positive residents since prior day: 0
New cases of COVID-19 positive staff since prior day: 0
Number of COVID-19 related resident deaths since prior day: 0
New onset of 3 or more residents or staff with respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other: 0
Cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in residents: 0
Cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in staff: 0

Working to Mitigate COVID-19 for Residents and Staff Members

Any staff member with symptoms of COVID-19, being tested for COVID-19, or having a diagnosis of COVID-19, is kept out of work until they have been cleared to return to work by the County Health Department and Administration.

We are working very hard to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. We have adapted the latest evidence-based local and federal health guidelines to protect residents and staff from the risk of COVID-19. These include, but are not limited to:

Requiring all staff to undergo travel, symptom, and temperature screening before reporting to work
Monitoring residents for elevated temperature and symptoms every shift
Universal masking for all staff while they are in our facilities
Eliminating large resident group activities and communal dining
Restricting visitation, except in imminent end-of-life situations to help prevent transmissions from the community
Using virtual medical appointments whenever possible so that residents do not need to leave our building
Screening all new residents on admission for the possibility of recent COVID-19 exposure or infection and implementation of cohorting and isolation precautions.
Regularly disinfecting all units, nursing stations, and treatment areas.