A single case of COVID-19 has been reported in an employee at the Prince Home in Manteno. The Prince Home is a standalone building on the IVHM property that provides housing and supportive services for homeless veterans.
No indication was made as to the employee’s duties at the facility. The Department of Veterans Affairs reports no known cases to date at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno (IVHM).
“The department is responding to a single case of COVID-19 in an employee of the Prince Home at Manteno, which is a standalone building on the IVHM property that provides housing and supportive services for homeless veterans. There are no known cases in any residents,” said Evan Fazio with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs this afternoon.
Fazio tells us the Department acted quickly to ensure the safeguard of Illinois’ veterans by restricting visitation to essential staff, implementing strict social distancing, and encouraging residents to stay at home in their rooms. The Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno has also instituted health screenings for all staff and residents entering the facility (including temperature checks) and remains highly vigilant for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 among both staff and residents.
We reached out to the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno and Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs for follow-ups on this story.