Bethany St. Joseph Corporation
2501 Shelby Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Inspiring Life, Hope, and Healing
Bethany St. Joseph Corporation

COVID-19 and Vaccine Update


BSJ Care Center Update (6/1/21)
Great News!  All residents on Avalon tested negative with antigen cards today.  We will be discontinuing quarantine and opening back up to visitation.  The same visiting rules are in place as before (4 visitors per day, 2 hours per visit).  Outdoor visits are available for larger numbers.  The staff and residents on Bluffs are being tested with PCR swabs and we will have all of those results back by the end of the week.  Thank you for your patience during the quarantine.  We are all glad it is over.
Larry Pupp, Administrator

Onalaska Care Center Update (5/28/21)
Due to no positive tests for the COVID virus, OCC has been opened to family and friend visits since the month of May.  Surgical masks are still required upon entering the building up to the resident room.  A temp check and health questions are used at entrance.  Proceed directly to the room.  Masks may be removed in the room.  When in the resident care areas, unvaccinated staff  wear a surgical mask and face shield.  When finished with visit, please proceed to front door.  The staff will use updated guidelines as available through the Dept of Human Services and the CDC. Should an outbreak occur which is defined as one resident or one staff member testing positive, visitations will be paused.  We are happy to be able to be open at this lovely time of year.
Gale Bruessel, Interim Administrator

BSJ Community Services Update (3/23/21)
Visitation is currently allowed in all of our Assisted Living communities in designated areas.  If a person wishes to visit, he or she should contact the Director to schedule the visit.   However, we are thrilled to announce that  effective Monday, March 29th, we will be relaxing our visitation guidelines to allow for unscheduled visits in tenant apartments.  NOTE:  Visitors may not have been exposed to known or suspected COVID-19 nor experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.  Prior to visiting, all visitors will be asked to complete a screening, perform hand hygiene, wear a mask that covers their mouth & nose, and agree to maintain 6’ social distancing in the building.
Karen Sepich, Community Services Administrator






Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award Update (9/1/20)
The BSJ Board of Directors has made the the hard decision to cancel the 2021 Award and looks forward to accepting nominations beginning September 2021 for the 2022 honorees.  Thank you for all your past support of this prestigious award.

Highlighted in the news recently has been the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on people. We want to assure you that BSJ Corporation is diligently following this and want to share information about what we are doing to protect our residents, tenants and participants.

We follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and WI Department of Health guidance and protocols to maintain a safe and healthy environment. As a preventative measure we are implementing the following, effective immediately.