Multiple residents, employee test positive for COVID-19 at Troy facility

Multiple residents, employee test positive for COVID-19 at Troy facility
Troy Health & Rehab Center. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

TROY, Ala. (WSFA) - Troy Health & Rehabilitation Center says multiple residents and an employee have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a release from the facility, a patient tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. All of the other residents in that unit were then tested and six were confirmed to also have the respiratory virus.

The facility says the residents who tested positive are in isolation and receiving appropriate medical care. They will remain in isolation until all of the residents have tested negative for COVID-19.

All residents are checked multiple times each day for symptoms.

Troy Health & Rehab informed all residents, families and staff members, and also notified the Pike County Health Department, Houston County Health Department, Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The employee who tested positive, who has been away from the facility since May 17, is receiving medical care.

Along with isolating the positive residents, the staff assigned to the unit will remain solely on that unit for their entire shift. The facility says this shift change will take place until the residents are negative for COVID-19. Employees are also being given temperature checks before starting their shift.

In April, the facility reported its first positive case of COVID-19 in a resident.

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