Two more congregate care facilities in Carlton County reported COVID-19 cases on Friday.
The Minnesota Department of Health added Evergreen Knoll in Cloquet and New Perspective Cloquet to its list of congregate care facilities with at least one affiliated COVID-19 case. Villa Court in Cromwell was added to the list in July.
Doug Anderson, vice president of marketing and communications for New Perspective Senior Living, said two residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
"We continue to follow our infection control measures in our ongoing effort to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures were created based on guidance from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and Minnesota Department of Health," Anderson wrote in an emailed statement to the News Tribune.
Evergreen Knoll, an assisted living facility, had one employee test positive during the week of July 27, according to an email from the facility. After a second round of COVID-19 testing on Monday, Aug. 3, all 60 residents and 42 staff members tested negative.
"We continue to take this pandemic seriously and will remain extremely vigilant in following all appropriate measures to protect our residents and employees," the statement read.
The facility will undergo a third round of testing on Monday, Aug. 10. The employee who tested positive has since tested negative twice.
Depending on the results of the third round of testing, the facility hopes to resume its outdoor visits, open-window visits, salon services and socially-distant small group activities and meals during the week of Aug. 17.
This story was updated at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 8 with information from Evergreen Knoll. It was originally posted at 4:46 p.m. Aug. 7.