Facility sends letter to families after 39 people test positive for COVID-19

Facility sends letter to families after 39 people test positive for COVID-19

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Dozens of residents at a local care home have tested positive for COVID-19 according to a letter sent to family members.

In the letter dated July 30, ManorCare officials said 39 people had tested positive.

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It said in part “our facility completed repeat universal testing on July 29. Unfortunately we have received positive COVID-19 test results for our residents. 104 residents’ results were negative and 39 were positive. We are still awaiting results of our staff.”

The letter said the facility in Ross Township is following CDC guidelines and the residents who tested positive are in a dedicated COVID-19 unit.

ManorCare said universal testing would be conducted again this week. Officials sent Channel 11 a statement reading in part “We know that the frail and elderly are especially susceptible to this virus. That’s why we are in close communication with our local health department, CDC and CMS to ensure we have the latest information and resources available. We have taken significant additional precautions to minimize risk to patients and employees:

  • Restricting new admissions
  • Taking regular symptom and temperature checks of all residents
  • Increased our sanitizing and cleaning processes”
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