UPDATE: Fourth patient at Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center tests positive for COVID-19

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FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 4 pm UPDATE: A fourth patient has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Fayette N&RC) is announcing one additional patient has tested positive for COVID-19 after developing symptoms associated with the virus.
As previously announced, four patients and one employee tested positive as a result of earlier testing.

Fayette N&RC will coordinate with the Fayette County Health Department to monitor all patients and employees to identify and isolate cases of COVID-19 within the center.

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 (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19


UPDATE: FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) Three Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patients have tested positive for COVID-19

These patients were identified by contact tracing and retested. Those tests results are as follows:
• Three patients tested positive.
• 11 patients tested negative.
• Eight employees tested negative.

Fayette N&RC continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and local health guidelines from the Fayette County Health Department to protect our patients. We collaborate with the local health department for guidance and measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If there are employees with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, we work directly with the local health department to determine a strategy that is implemented based on the circumstances and an acceptable approach to return to work. Under no circumstances will an employee be allowed to work who has symptoms of the virus.

“From the initial recognition of a potentially positive case, Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation leadership has been working directly with us at the local health department, as well as with the outbreak investigation team at the WV Bureau for Public Health Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services. They have clearly, and quickly, instituted procedures and plans that follow the guidance from the Bureau for Public Health as well as the CDC during this process to ensure the safety of both their residents, as well as their staff,” said Dr. Anita Stewart, Health Officer for the Fayette County Health Department. “As things continue to evolve, we will continue to collaboratively work towards providing information to residents, families, and staff, all the while working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

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 (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19


FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – An employee at the Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a Facebook post by the Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, one employee who tested positive is quarantining at home.  All patients and employees will be tested for COVID-19.  Visitation is restricted at this time.

More updates will be provided on their Facebook page.

 

 

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