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

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...

VA: Senior Living Facility Confirms Case of COVID-19

Carly Kempler and CJ Paschall - Mar 29, 2020

The Colonnades , a senior living facility in Charlottesville, has confirmed the presence of COVID-19 in its community. The facility said its closely monitoring the pandemic and has implemented new protocols including: limiting non-essential visitors, syptom screening among residents and team members and restricting new move-ins. During this time, the facility emphasized it’s...

MT: Employees of Shelby Assisted-Living Facility Test Positive for COVID-19

- Mar 29, 2020

Employees of an assisted-living facility in Shelby have tested positive for COVID-19. Marias Medical Center posted a statement Friday stating that employees of the Marias Heritage Center had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to the State of Montana's latest case map, there are five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toole County. The medical center's post did...

IL: Resident in Lake County Assisted Living Facility Dies as COVID-19 Spreads

Dana Rebik and Judy Wang - Mar 29, 2020

Clusters of COVID-19 cases are spreading at a number of long term care facilities in Lake County. On Friday, a female resident of the Cedar Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lake Zurich died. Employees at the facility said the first positive COVID-19 case was confirmed Monday and since then more residents have tested positive. It is unknown if the woman had tested...

FL: Number of COVID-19 Positive Residents at Ft. Lauderdale Assisted Living Facility Reaches 19

- Mar 29, 2020

Three more residents at a Fort Lauderdale assisted living facility have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the facility's total of coronavirus-infected patients to 19. In a press release Sunday, Atria Willow Wood confirmed that 19 residents have tested positive, including six residents who have passed away. The facility also said 11 residents had tested negative, and two more...
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