Nursing Home

Visitation in the nursing home is closed at this time.

Outdoor visits are still allowed and essential caregiver and compassionate care visits continue to be allowed. Vaccinated residents can come and go on outings without having to quarantine and unvaccinated residents can go out for less than 24 hours without having to quarantine upon their return. We continue to test staff and tenants/clients according to current guidance.

Outreach Settings (Patio Homes, Apartments, Assisted Living, and Cottages)

At this time, the Good Shepherd Cottages and Shepherd of Grace campus are closed for indoor visitation.

Good Shepherd Homes, Inc (GSA), Good Shepherd Assisted Living (Shepherd Court), Shepherd Oak, and Shepherd Oak West Apartments  remain open for visitation.

Visiting hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. All visitors must pass a screening upon arrival, wear a mask, and socially distance from others in the building. A maximum of four visitors in the apartments and two visitors at the Cottages are allowed and visits are limited to two hours. Tenants in the apartments must meet their visitor at the door and escort visitors to and from their apartment.

Vaccinated tenants/clients with vaccinated visitors may visit without masks and without social distancing during the visit inside the apartment or suite.

Vaccinated tenants/clients with unvaccinated visitors will still need to mask and socially distance curing the visit.

Unvaccinated tenants/clients with all visitors will still need to mask and socially distance during the visit.

We continue to test staff and tenants/clients according to current guidance. Socially distanced small group and one to one activities are being offered per location.

Our current case counts as of 9-9-21 are:

Nursing Home – 40 residents, 104 staff, and 14 resident deaths

Good Shepherd Cottages – 1 client, 13 staff, and 0 deaths

Good Shepherd Homes, Inc. (GSA) – 2 tenants, 2 clients, 12 staff, and 0 deaths

Good Shepherd Assisted Living (Shepherd Court) – 6 tenants, 2 clients, 10 staff, and 2 deaths offsite

Shepherd Oak Apartments – 2 tenants, 1 client, 13 staff, and 0 deaths

Shepherd Oak West Apartments – 1 tenant, 1 client, 9 staff, and 0 deaths

Home Health Care – 0 clients, 3 staff, and 0 deaths

Shepherd of Grace – 2 tenants, 3 clients, 14 staff, and 1 client death

*Please note we have only had a total of 38 staff cases in our outreach entities for both campuses, the remaining cases include contract employees, and staff from other agencies. Due to reporting requirements and our staffing, we have had to report the same positive staff in multiple buildings.

Thank you for your continued support through positive thoughts, prayers, and donations. We are extremely grateful for all.

To schedule video or outdoor visits on the Sauk Rapids Campus:

Nursing Home – use the website scheduling button to schedule indoor visits or call your social worker or case manager for assistance

Outreach settings – if you have questions or need assistance:

Apartment Tenants – call Robin at 320-259-3494

Assisted Living – call Nicky at 320-259-3465

Memory Cottages – call Niki at 320-258-8665

Shepherd of Grace/Becker Campus – call Amber at 763-450-6675

How Can You Help? 

In the wake of COVID-19, your contribution to the Good Shepherd Foundation Response Fund will aid in our efforts on every front to meet our community’s “Greatest Needs.”  Below are ways you may immediately make a difference!  


 Suggested unused personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns, gloves, eye protection, and general supplies including thermometers, alcohol swabs, disinfectant wipes, Lysol spray, and elastic for sewing face masks. 

All Donation of Supplies need to be made by appointment, please call Cheryl at our Foundation office at 320-259-3491 to schedule a time.  

Monetary Donation: 

Help financially support our needs to purchase items used to protect, care for, and honor our residents, care teams, and staff during this time.  


Want to Donate by Phone: Please call the Foundation Office at 320-259-3491

Want to Donate by Mail: Please mail checks payable to Good Shepherd Foundation Good ShepherdCommunity
C/O Foundation
1115 4th Ave N.
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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