IDVA reports COVID-19 among resident at Manteno Veterans Home


Share post:

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is now reporting a case of COVID-19 among residents at the Manteno Veterans Home. On Saturday, IDVA announced a single case of COVID-19 among residents.

“One of the most crucial things we can do is continue to communicate with you in a timely, responsible, and transparent manner about COVID-19 (coronaviurs). Today we want to inform you that we are responding to news that a single resident has tested positive for COVID-19.” Administrator Tayna Smith for the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs wrote in a statement to the community over the weekend.

No details were given on the individual who tested positive.

“We are grateful to our team for remaining highly vigilant for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and for being prepared for to respond swiftly, appropriately, and professionally to any potential cases.” Smith added.

On April 6th, a case of COVID-19 was reported in early April by a staff member of the Prince Home, a supportive unit for the Veterans home.  That employee was reported to have zero contact with others with the facility according to IDVA officials.  Less than a week later cases of the pandemic began to populate among employees at the Veterans Home.

Since that time, employees and residents expressed concerns allowing communal dining at the Veterans Home.  On Sunday, Illinois Department of Public Health doubled its COVID-19 count in the Manteno zip, from 25 total cases, to 51.

Manteno Veterans Home becomes the 8th long-term care facility in Kankakee County now reporting cases of COVID-19.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Tillamook County Creamery Association to Build First Midwest Ice Cream Plant

CHICAGO, IL - Tillamook County Creamery Association, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative, announced plans to establish its first Midwest ice...

Tacos for a Cause: Fundraiser to Support Mental Health Services in Kankakee County

BRADLEY, IL - Later this evening, TACO JOHN'S, located at 484 S. Kennedy Drive, Bradley, will host a fundraiser...

Motorcyclist Killed in Indiana Crash on I-80

GARY, Ind. - A motorcyclist died on Tuesday night after colliding with a semi-truck on the eastbound lanes of...

Unidentified 1980 Murder Victim Identified Through Genetic Genealogy

LOCKPORT, IL - The Will County Coroner's office announced on March 15, 2023, that a previously unidentified murder...