McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center testing all patients, employees for COVID-19
McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has identified one patient and two employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. The patients are being cared for in an isolation area and the employees are quarantining at home. We will continue to test all patients and employees to identify and isolate possible cases of the virus.
Our center held our first vaccination clinic on December 15 and all patients and employees were offered the vaccine. Seventy-two patients took the vaccine and 11 chose not to take the vaccine at that time. Out of 136 employees, 68 took the vaccine during our December vaccination clinic. Employees and patients who did not take the first dose will be offered the vaccine again during our vaccination clinic next week.
As COVID-19 cases increase due to community spread, we all need to do our part by wearing face masks properly, maintaining social distancing with those outside our immediate family and practicing good hygiene by washing our hands or using hand sanitizer to slow down the spread.
Again, we want everyone to consider those with compromised immune systems in our centers, and in your own communities who may be affected more severely by COVID-19, and follow guidelines provided by health officials.
As a reminder, visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (Zoom, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19.
You may also send a greeting through our website’s send a message feature and include pictures to send to your loved one here: https://bit.ly/391r4tQ.
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