Camden Nursing Facility confirms 17 cases of COVID-19

The number of Coronavirus cases within Camden Nursing Facility continues to grow. Tuesday morning, the administration reported 17 cases, a major leap from last week.

13 employees and 4 residents have tested positive. The affected staff members are on home quarantine and are receiving appropriate medical care. CNF will continue to monitor all residents multiple times a day for symptoms.

Wilcox County’s total number of cases is 31. The nursing facility makes up 54 % of all cases in the county.

Administrator Eldridge Stewart provided the following press release this afternoon:

Press Release Camden Nursing Facility, Inc.
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
As we reported earlier this month, Camden Nursing Facility, Inc. has had residents and staff test positive for COVID-19. As of this release 13 staff members and four residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of these residents are in the hospital. The other two residents are in a separate unit of our facility and receiving appropriate medical care as directed by their physician, and in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health guidance. The affected staff members are on home quarantine and are receiving appropriate medical care. We continue to monitor all residents multiple times a day for symptoms. We are using all measures at our disposal to protect our residents and staff, including personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, gowns and face shields. We will continue to call our resident sponsors twice a week to keep them informed.
We continue to follow the CDC and other state and federal authorities’ guidelines during this COVID-19 outbreak. All staff and other essential personnel are screened as they enter the building before their shift. We are using appropriate personal protective equipment and our infection control protocols are in place.
Finally, no one can fully appreciate the dedication of our staff who day after day come to work in the most trying times and conditions yet continue to provide compassionate care to the residents that they love so dear. As April 15 is the 45th anniversary of the opening of Camden Nursing Facility, we are grateful for the outpouring of community support in this time of need.

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