Staff member at a Raleigh County Assisted Living Center test positive for COVID-19

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Justice reported that one direct care staff member at the Greystone Assisted Living Community in Raleigh County has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Governor reported that the employee had worked in the facility both the day before and the day of the positive test. However, the employee had been wearing a cloth mask throughout their shift.

Today, county health officials tested all residents and all staff members who live and work in the community.

At the direction of Gov. Justice, West Virginia was the first state in the nation to require the full testing of all assisted living facilities and the first state in the nation to require the full testing of all nursing homes.

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