Wake Health Officials Confirm Third COVID-19 Outbreak at Garner Residential Care Center

Wake Health Officials Confirm Third COVID-19 Outbreak at Garner Residential Care Center

No additional information about residents or employees within the facility was disclosed. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as two or more people – residents or employees – testing positive for the virus.

Under NCDHHS Sec. Dr. Mandy Cohen’s Order No. 3, certain facilities that experience new outbreaks must fall back to previous restrictions and not allow visitors for 28 days. This includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult care homes, behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disability services, intermediate care facilities and psychiatric residential treatment facilities.

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Ensuring staff wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times;Restricting employees from working at other locations;Practicing social distancing when possible; andFrequently cleaning surfaces with disinfectant. In addition, the county recommends that these facilities should follow the NCDHHS guidelines, which include:

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