May 2, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

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Ludeman has tested all residents at the Ludeman Center for COVID-19. The testing is based on recommendations from the infectious disease physician who is consulting with the Divisions of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health. This will enable Ludeman to continue the best possible precautionary, clinical and medical programming and supports for the people they serve.  Ludeman will notify families of the testing process and results.
We received the following information from the Ludeman Center this evening for the May 2nd COVID-19 testing results:

* Ludeman Residents:  184 tested positive.  146 tested negative. 14 pending results.
* Ludeman Staff: Unchanged – 68 tested positive. 
* 35 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes have individuals that have been tested for COVID-19.

Staff Wellness checks are being conducted before reporting to their assignment.

Ludeman Supplies in Greatest Need:
Disposable Stethoscopes
Disposable Surgical Gowns
Surgical KN95 Masks
Oral or Temporal Thermometers
Wall Mounted Hand Sanitizers – Holder and Sanitizer Supply
Sanitizer Wipes, Disinfectant Spray

If you are able to fulfill any of the above supplies to Ludeman, e-mail us at and we will be happy to pick up or give you instructions to ship your donation.  Thank you!

Today the Chicago Sun Times published a Ludeman Center article that encompasses the impact on staff and their losses, AFSCME Council 31, and our organization, Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center. The link to the article is below:

Chicago Sun Times Ludeman Article 5.2.2020

Stay Safe and Healthy!
PFLC Board of Directors