Wesleyan skilled nursing home reports 3 total confirmed cases of coronavirus

A Wesleyan skilled nursing home has reported three total confirmed cases of coronavirus as of May 8. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
A Wesleyan skilled nursing home has reported three total confirmed cases of coronavirus as of May 8. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Wesleyan skilled nursing home has reported three total confirmed cases of coronavirus as of May 8. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Correction: The story has been updated to reflect a more clear timeline.

The Wesleyan Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing community, reported three total confirmed cases of coronavirus as of May 6, according to the facility’s updates.

Two additional cases were reported following an initial confirmed case of an employee on April 28, the facility said.

The first employee tested positive from contact outside the facility, it said. At that time Wesleyan was directed by the Williamson County and Cities Health District to monitor staff and residents for symptoms for the next 14 days while conducting tests on the remaining staff and residents.

On May 6, an additional staff member and resident were also confirmed, the facility said. As of May 8, all other test results had been received and were reported negative, it said.

The facility said the employees continue to quarantine at home, and the resident has been isolated.

On March 11, The Wesleyan began requiring staff to work only in their assigned communities or locations to limit exposure from one residential community or program to another, a requirement that is still in place, the facility said.
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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