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Montgomery nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19

In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus...
In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing at a laboratory in New York's Long Island. A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Updated: Apr. 6, 2020 at 9:57 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A Montgomery nursing home resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement from Hillview Terrace, the resident tested positive for the respiratory virus on Saturday. After learning of the positive case, the facility said it notified their staff and residents’ families.

“We continue to closely monitor all residents and check them for symptoms multiple times a day,” a release said.

Hillview Terrace says all employees and vendors are being screened before they are allowed to enter the building.

The facility says they are following directives from the Center for Disease Control and prevention as well as federal and state authorities.

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