In mid-January, positive COVID tests in an asymptomatic resident and a staff member with mild symptoms forced the long-term care home into a Breakout designation. After further testing of all residents and staff, it was determined that the resident test was a false-positive results with the same likely true for the staff member results, and the designation was removed on January 29th.
According to the facility manager, Debbie Look, the two-week period of stress and uncertainty provided the home an effective drill, preparing staff for the possibility of a real outbreak, making them confident in their ability to deal effectively with the event. This week, the home expects to administer their first vaccines to their residents. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, it is now expected Thursday. KG