By: KDKA-TV Information Workers
GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Twenty residents at Westmoreland Manor have examined optimistic for coronavirus after routine testing of employees revealed two circumstances.
The county says one contract employees, one worker and 20 residents have examined optimistic after the Westmoreland Manor started routine testing of employees on Sept. 16. Lots of the circumstances are asymptomatic, the county says. All optimistic sufferers are from the identical unit.
“There was a contract nurse that got here into the Westmoreland Manor. And he or she got here into work and that’s the scenario,” mentioned Sean Kertes, chairperson of the Westmoreland County Commissioners, instructed KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso. “It occurred with being involved to our different employees members and the residents.”
“From what we perceive, they’re doing effectively right now, and we hope they proceed to do effectively,” Kertes added.
They are saying the power had gone over six months and not using a resident case. The contract nurse and worker are in quarantine.
Staff and residents who examined adverse shall be retested each three to seven days till there are not any new circumstances discovered for no less than two weeks.
The ability is quickly stopping face-to-face visitation and can seek the advice of with state officers going ahead.
“We’re going to be going again to doing tight restrictions like we did again within the early months when COVID was on the top,” mentioned Kertes.
Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli launched an announcement, saying:
“Since March, my largest worry was covid hitting Westmoreland Manor. In fact, with a 400 mattress facility it was inevitable. Our administration & employees are following all the rules by the state & feds. I do know this can be a very scary time for residents & households, however please know that our residents well being & security is our high precedence. The manor will stay vigilant about its screening protocols and an infection management procedures and can proceed to observe all residents and employees. We’ll maintain the residents & households updated as rapidly as attainable.”