The Wesleyan nursing home in Georgetown reports 1 employee with coronavirus, no others showing symptoms

The Wesleyan nursing home in Georgetown reported one employee with coronavirus April 28. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Wesleyan nursing home in Georgetown reported one employee with coronavirus April 28. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Wesleyan nursing home in Georgetown reported one employee with coronavirus April 28. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Wesleyan Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation confirmed one reported case of coronavirus, according to an April 30 news release.

The person diagnosed was an employee, not a resident or client, and is now quarantined at home, it said. No one else is showing symptoms, it said.

The confirmation came late April 28, to which The Wesleyan said it
notified the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Williamson County and Cities Health District. The facility is following the procedures recommended by the commission and district, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the release said.

It has also informed residents, patients and family members in all of its residential communities and teammates throughout the organization, the release said.


On the morning of April 29, the WCCHD visited the facility to conduct an assessment, and after reviewing the data collected, it determined that, with only one case at the facility and no one else showing symptoms, The Wesleyan should monitor staff and residents for symptoms for the next 14 days, the release said.


“With the health and well-being of our teammates and those entrusted in our care and service as our highest priority, The Wesleyan leadership has arranged to test all residents and teammates at The Wesleyan Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facility,” said Mark Lenhard, president and CEO of The Wesleyan, in the release.

Even as businesses begin to open May 1, Lenhard said The Wesleyan community members will continue to follow strict protocols and practices already in place.

"We do not want to undo the heroic efforts and significant sacrifices that our patients, residents, family members and teammates have made by prematurely reducing or eliminating the protocols that have safeguarded this ministry,” Lenhard said in the release.

On April 25, Williamson County reported 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus in a Round Rock nursing home, the first Williamson County nursing home to report a cluster of cases.

On April 30, Williamson County reported its ninth death and 301 confirmed cases.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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