CA: Coronavirus Enters San Diego County’s Senior Care Facilities


by Amita Sharma

Mar 29, 2020

The coronavirus made its grim arrival at San Diego County’s senior care facilities this week — three have confirmed cases and three others are awaiting test results, according to county officials.

The officials have refused to release the names of the facilities with cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. KPBS, however, has identified two of them.

One is La Vida Real in Rancho San Diego, where four staff members have tested positive.

“We are monitoring the situation closely and requiring all staff in the assisted living and memory care building to wear masks when inside the building and use personal protective equipment when interacting with residents showing any symptoms, per CDC guidelines,” La Vida Real said in a statement.

Another worker is awaiting the results. Also, four people living in La Vida Real’s memory care section have been tested after showing symptoms.


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