32 care facilities affected by COVID-19 named in Minnesota

At least 47 facilities have had at least one confirmed case.
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The Minnesota Department of Health has released names the congregate care facilities in Minnesota – all that have at least 10 beds for residents – that have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. 

There are 32 facilities, which include nursing homes, memory care, assisted-living, and group homes. 

  • Anoka Rehabilitation and Living Center (Anoka County)
  • Eventide Lutheran Home (Clay County)
  • Crow Wing Minnesota Teen Challenge (Crow Wing County)
  • Brookdale West St. Paul (Dakota County)
  • Inverwood Senior Living (Dakota County)
  • Friendship Court (Faribault County)
  • Fountain Centers (Freeborn County)
  • Catholic Eldercare on Main (Hennepin County)
  • Heritage of Edina Inc (Hennepin County)
  • Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Shalom Home West (Hennepin County)
  • Sunrise of Edina (Hennepin County)
  • The Glenn Minnetonka (Hennepin County)
  • The Sanctuary at Brooklyn Center (Hennepin County)
  • The Villa at Bryn Mawr (Hennepin County)
  • The Waters of Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Vernon Terrace (Hennepin County)
  • Walker Methodist Health Center (Hennepin County)
  • Temperance Lake Ridge (Martin County)
  • Rochester East Health Services (Olmsted County)
  • Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center (Olmsted County)
  • Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville LLC (Ramsey County)
  • Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills (Ramsey County)
  • The Estates at Roseville LLC (Ramsey County)
  • The Waters of White Bear Lake (Ramsey County)
  • Superior View Apartments (St. Louis County)
  • Saint Therese of Woodbury (Washington County)
  • Stonecrest (Washington County)
  • The Encore at Mahtomedi (Washington County)
  • The Gables of Boutwells Landing (Washington County)
  • St. Francis Home (Wilkin County)
  • Sauer Health Care (Winona County)

As soon as there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or worker at a congregate living facility, the department of health classifies it as an outbreak. Kris Ehresmann of the department of health said just because a facility is named doesn't mean there is a big problem there. 

"The fact that some facility is listed on our website does not mean necessarily that there is a flaming crisis within that facility," Ehresmann said Saturday. "We have identified a very narrow definition of outbreak. That is a single resident or a single staff person or a single contractor who was in the facility during their infectious period, and their infectious period, we're counting two days before the person had symptoms." 

The decision to name some facilities came after the Star Tribune published a story in which an elderly law attorney argued that "it's absolutely critical for the public to know which facilities have [COVID-19 cases] or this could jump from facility to facility like wildfire.”

Overall, there are 47 congregate care settings with at least one case. Here's the breakdown: 

  • 31 have 1 case
  • 7 have 2 cases
  • 9 with 2+ cases

A total of 85 people from congregate settings have tested positive for COVID-19, including 59 residents and 26 staff/workers. 

Thirteen of the 24 COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota are patients from congregate care settings. 

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