Great Lakes During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Campus Updates

To find the update on daily numbers for COVID Cases on campus, please click here.

August 20, 2021

As you may have heard, on Wednesday August 18, President Biden announced he is calling on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to require all nursing homes who accept federal reimbursement to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for team members. We recognize that this mandate will be met with mixed emotions. Some will be undoubtably relieved while others will be disconcerted and alarmed.

Since the COVID-19 vaccination availability, we have done our part to encourage all team members who are able to get the vaccine. We feel it’s the best way to maintain the safety and health of our team members, their families, and our residents. At the same time, in accordance with our CROFT values, we respect those who choose to think differently.

You may be asking what this mandate means? The answer is, we don’t know for sure. It appears we will receive communication as early as September. We ask for your patience as we await formal guidance from CMS and our state department of health with the policy and procedures. Once that is received, we will begin to process this guidance as an organization in conjunction with our team members

In addition, we are working with our state and national non-profit associations to advocate for team members who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious beliefs and/or medical conditions. We expect these protections will be included in the mandate but feel it is vital for us to have our voices heard now.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself or another member of the leadership team. In addition, you may also email your concerns or questions to

Steve Schaaf
Vice President of Operations

June 8, 2020

We celebrate the health and wellbeing of our residents and team members as we continue to have no positives cases of COVID-19 on campus.  We pray for the continued health!

June 2, 2020

We continue to celebrate our good fortune and thankfulness of having no COVID 19 cases on campus for resident or team members.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

May 26, 2020

We have no cases of COVID-19 for team members or for residents. 

May 18, 2020

We still have no cases of COVID-19 on campus nor are we awaiting any test results for residents or team members.  We are thankful each day.  

May 11, 2020

We continue to celebrate our good tidings to be free of any COVID 19 positive cases.  We also are not awaiting any tests for residents or team members.  Thank you!

We would also like to remind all that our campus remains closed to visitors in order to keep our residents safe.  While we understand that this is a difficult time to be away from loved ones. It is of vital importance to continue to adhere to the Govenor's Stay At Home order. 

May 4, 2020

We are thankful to report that our status of COVID-19 remains the same. 

May 1, 2020

Currently, we have no COVID-19 tests pending nor have we had any positive or negative test results for our residents or team members.  Should we have a positive test result, the designated responsible party will be contacted by a member of our team.  Should a resident be exposed to COVID-19, we would also make direct contact.

March 16, 2020

As a precautionary measure to protect our residents and in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have canceled all public events on each of our campuses. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and/or website for additional updates and information on when we will reschedule these events. 

For additional information about the prevention of COVID-19, visit…/2019-…/about/prevention-treatment.html

We thank our visitors and residents for their cooperation with these temporary protocols and for your understanding as we work to ensure the safety and well-being of all who live in, work at and visit our communities.

March 13, 2020

At this time, we are restricting visitor access to the building.  Only essential medical and caregiver visitors will be allowed.  Each visitor must check in a the front desk and be screened before proceeding thru the building.

If you have a delivery such as groceries, medicine, laundry, etc , please call ahead to make arrangements for arrival.  We will meet at the front door and then deliver the items to the resident.

We have also changed our dining room seating to help us with the spread of this virus.  We will be serving residents at different times and tables to help us keep residents further apart during dining.  All residents have received communication so they know what to expect.

All bus trips and outside entertainment has been cancelled at this time.  However, our in-house activities will continue as planned. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions about whether or not you should visit.

Thank you!