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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information


As the coronavirus continues to spread, health care professionals across our country and around the world continue to work on the front lines of the fight.  Please pray for all doctors, nurses, and other essential personnel as they continue to care for those most vulnerable, and for the health and safety of patients, residents, and anyone affected by Covid-19.

A MESSAGE FROM SMP Health – St. Raphael

Visitation for residents is now open! However, we ask that anyone who has symptoms of any kind, a recent exposure, or a pending Covid-19 test to not visit until that concern is resolved. We want to assure you that our number one priority is to keep our residents and our healthcare team protected from this highly contagious virus. These precautions include Covid-19 vaccine mandates for staff and volunteers, mask use, frequent sanitation of surfaces, and routine Covid-19 testing of staff, above and beyond of what is required.

For Covid-19 updates and changes, we have started utilizing a new communication system for families and and loved ones. The new system allows us to send direct messages via email or text to family members. We are using contact  information on file in each residents’ record.  If you would like to get these messages, contact your social services designee assigned to your loved one at 701-845-8222 to ensure we have your updated contact information. Thank you for entrusting us with your loved one and working with us during this time.

The following links lead you to updated information from the Centers for Disease Control and the North Dakota Department of Health. This information is rapidly changing on a day-to-day basis as we learn more about the virus. For that reason we are directing you the these links to federal and state sources that are updated as needed to provide the most current information. Topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Safety precautions to protect yourself
2. Isolation precautions if you are sick
3. An assessment to help you determine if your symptoms align with Covid 19
4. A Guide to making decisions about seeking appropriate care
5. Information about the number of Covid cases in the U.S. and in North Dakota
6. Travel information