People tested for COVID-19 last week at Barthell Eastern Star

Barthell Eastern Star C. E. O. Laurie Kreul has announced all of the Eastern Star nursing home residents, AFAL tenants and staff who were tested as a group last week have tested negative for COVID-19.

“We are extremely thankful for all the prayers, treats, cards, calls and other means of support,” Kreul said. “We are grateful for the assistance and guidance of our local partners and IDPH. We are most thankful for the cooperation and understanding of our residents, tenants, staff and their families … we will continue to be vigilant in an attempt to keep everyone safe and the virus out while Iowa begins to open up.”