Residents, workers at North Central Health Care retirement home in Wausau, Merrill test favorable for COVID-19Natalie Brophy
Wausau Daily HeraldPublished 2:43 PM EDT Jul 25, 2020WAUSAU – At least five residents and three employees have checked favorable for COVID-19 today at North Central Health Care nursing homes in Wausau and Merrill. Five residents at Mount View Care Center in Wausau checked favorable on Friday after a worker tested positive previously in the week, according to a news release from NCHC. North Central Health Care found out the employee evaluated favorable on July 19. That staff member had actually been at work during the period when the virus is transmissible. The staff member was wearing a surgical mask and suitable protective devices while working with homeowners, NCHC stated. All citizens in the Southshore unit where the staff member worked were notified and evaluated for COVID-19. All tests initially came back unfavorable, NCHC stated Monday. 5 citizens later on evaluated positive on Friday after another round of tests. The Mount View employee is thought to have contracted the virus from beyond the NCHC company in the community.MORE NEWS: Health department cautions customers at Rocs Place in Wausau might have been exposed to COVID-19MORE NEWS: Clark County health authorities investigating COVID-19 direct exposures from softball competition, Colby tavernAdditionally, two staff members at Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill tested positive for COVID-19 today, NCHC stated. The very first worker, who tested favorable on Wednesday, was not onsite during a period when it was transmissible, according to NCHC. The last time that staff member was at work was July 12 and they were wearing a mask and the required personal defense equipment while taking care of homeowners. They started feeling sick on July 15. The 2nd employee at Pine Crest operates in housekeeping and was at work during the duration when it was transmissible, NCHC stated Saturday. Nevertheless, that staff member was likewise wearing a mask at all times, practiced social distancing and was not in direct contact with residents.NCHC does not understand where either Pine View staff member contracted the infection, however does not believe the 2 cases are related.Due to the positive cases at both facilities, all visitation at Mount View and Pine Crest has been canceled till further notice, including all forms of outside, patio and window sees. Virtual sees can continue.”We understand that this will be tough for families and liked ones, nevertheless, based on the high level of neighborhood spread currently in our counties of service, and the requirements made by our regional health department, we think this choice remains in the finest interest of our residents, personnel and visitors,” NCHC said in a statement. NCHC said it is continuing to work with the Marathon and Lincoln county health departments and is list below recommendations by the CDC and regional health officials.Contact Natalie Brophy at (715) 216-5452 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @brophy_natalie. Released 2:43 PM EDT Jul 25, 2020This material was initially published here.
That worker had been at work during the duration when the infection is transmissible. All tests at first came back unfavorable, NCHC stated Monday. Released 2:43 PM EDT Jul 25, 2020This content was initially published here.