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OH: Nursing Home Residents Quarantined After Employee Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Chris White - Mar 27, 2020

Nineteen residents living at a Central Ohio nursing home have been quarantined after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The employee was working at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber at 717 Neil Ave near downtown Columbus. A spokesperson with Columbus Public Health confirmed 19 residents who may have had contact with the employee have been placed into quarantine....

MS: Several Coronavirus Cases Inside Tunica County Nursing Home

Lici Beveridge and Luke Ramseth - Mar 27, 2020

At least three people at a Tunica County nursing home have tested positive for the coronavirus, and one of them has died, according to Tunica Mayor Chuck Cariker.  State health officials and the county's COVID-19 Task Force earlier this week said a woman between 75 and 80 had died at a long-term care facility on March 21. The woman's body was sent to a funeral home and a later test...

MI: Employee at Flint Nursing Home Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Zahra Ahmad (PHOTO CREDIT: Sarahbeth Maney) - Mar 27, 2020

An employee at a nursing home in Flint has tested positive for COVID-19. The person worked at Kith Haven Skilled Nursing Center and is being treated at a nearby hospital, according to a statement from Dana Alexander, the nursing home’s administrator. The nursing home was notified of the employee testing positive for COVID-19 on March 25. “We are working with the...

NY: Three Dead Inside Queens nursing home

Tina Moore and Olivia Bensimon (PHOTO CREDIT: Ny Post) - Mar 27, 2020

Three elderly people have been found dead in a Queens nursing home, police and sources said Friday. EMS workers responded on three occasions to the Highland Care Center on 175th Street in Jamaica on Thursday evening — and each time found a resident unresponsive, sources said. It was not immediately clear whether the deaths were connected to COVID-19. A 61-year-old...

Why Ignoring Nursing Home Residents During The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Reckless

Dr. Miriam A. Knoll, M.D. - Mar 27, 2020

Keeping elderly Americans safe from COVID-19 should be a #1 priority during the pandemic, because they’re at the highest risk of contracting the virus and dying from its virulent course. Among these older people, the most vulnerable are the 1.5 million people who live in nursing homes. But this group- who by definition are too sick to care for themselves- have...
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