National Guard assisting another area nursing home due to COVID-19

National Guard assisting another area nursing home due to COVID-19
PA National Guard arrives at Brighton Rehabilitation facility to offer support

BRENTWOOD, Pa. — Pennsylvania National Guard members are now stationed at a South Hills senior living center after an outbreak of COVID-19.

According to National Guard spokesman Brad Rhen, 13 service members arrived at Heritage Manor Senior Living in Brentwood on Wednesday. The support mission is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Monday, when a decision will be made about whether it needs to be extended.

It’s unclear the extent of the outbreak. So far, Heritage Manor has not responded to requests for comment.

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The Pennsylvania National Guard has conducted 40 staff support missions during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes a mission in May to help residents at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County. At the time, it was the largest nursing home outbreak statewide, with more than 70 deaths linked to COVID-19.

Rhen said support teams usually include a combination of registered nurses, medics, soldiers and airmen.

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