The JMS Senior Living family wants you to know that we are continuing all efforts to care for and protect you and your loved ones from the spread of COVID-19. Ensuring that every resident and staff member are in a safe and healthy environment is our priority. Furthermore, we have implemented this Communication Center to help keep you informed of the status of COVID-19 in our buildings. We will update the table below as changes in conditions occur. You may also follow us on Facebook or reach out to the facility at any time.
Effective August 26, 2020
On August 25, 2020, CMS published an interim final rule with comment period (IFC).CMS
3401-IFC, entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement
Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Additional
Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency”.
To enhance efforts to keep COVID-19 from entering and spreading through nursing homes,
facilities are required to test residents and staff based on parameters and a frequency set forth by
the HHS Secretary.
Testing of Staff and Residents with COVID-19 Symptoms or Signs
Staff with symptoms or signs of COVID-19 must be tested and are expected to be restricted from
the facility pending the results of COVID-19 testing.
Residents who have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 must be tested. While test results are
pending, residents with signs or symptoms should be placed on transmission-based precautions
(TBP) in accordance with CDC guidance.
Testing of Staff and Residents in Response to an Outbreak
An outbreak is defined as a new COVID-19 infection in any healthcare personnel (HCP) or any
nursing home-onset COVID-19 infection in a resident.
Upon identification of a single new case of COVID-19 infection in any staff or residents, all staff
and residents should be tested, and all staff and residents that tested negative should be retested
every 3 days to 7 days until testing identifies no new cases of COVID-19 infection among staff
or residents for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result.
Routine Testing of Staff
Routine testing should be based on the extent of the virus in the community, therefore facilities
should use their county positivity rate in the prior week as the trigger for staff testing frequency.
Table 2: Routine Testing Intervals Vary by Community COVID-19 Activity Level
Community COVID-19 County Positivity Rate in Minimum Testing Frequency
Activity In past week Frequency
Low <5% Once a month
Medium 5% -10% Once a week*
High >10% Twice a week
*** The above mandate is effective September 2, 2020.
Last Updated : 9/24/2020
|Jefferson City Manor||55||40||9|
|LaVerna Senior Living||0||1||2|
|St. Joseph Senior Living||0||2||0|
|St. Peters Manor||10||11||1|
|Steelville Senior Living||0||0||0|
RED indicates we have a new positive or cluster in the building.
GREEN indicates there are no new positives or clusters to report in the building.
Cumulative is a total number of positive residents, staff and/or clusters that have occurred since reporting began in May of 2020.
A cluster occurs whenever three or more residents or staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms occur within 72 hours of each other.
Our Mitigation and Actions Implemented
Consists of following the multiple recommendations of the CDC as well as local and state health departments. Including daily screening of all residents, staff and essential health care providers. In addition, isolation protocols and lab testing on all new and readmissions to our facilities is implemented. In accordance with the guidelines from the President, the CDC, and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, we continue limiting all visitors to our facility unless in end-of-life circumstances. This includes visiting residents from outside the window.
Should you have any questions, please reach out to the facility and watch our Facebook page for further updates.
For additional information, please visit the CDC’s corona virus disease information page.