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November 24
Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreaks at Four Assisted Living Facilities

Wake County Public Health has confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 at four assisted living facilities in Raleigh and Cary.

They include:

  • Sunrise of Raleigh
    4801 Edwards Mill Road
    Raleigh

  • The Oaks at Whitaker Glenn
    501 E. Whitaker Mill Road
    Raleigh
    *This is the second outbreak at this facility. 

  • Waltonwood Lake Boone
    3550 Horton St.
    Raleigh

  • Searstone Retirement Center
    17001 Searstone Drive
    Cary

No additional information about residents or employees within these facilities will be disclosed.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as two or more people – residents or employees – testing positive for the virus.

Under NCDHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen’s Order No. 3, certain facilities that experience new outbreaks must fall back to previous restrictions and not allow visitors for 28 days. That includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult care homes, behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disability services, intermediate care facilities and psychiatric residential treatment facilities.

In addition, the county recommends that these facilities should follow the NCDHHS guidelines, which include:

  • Ensuring staff wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times;
  • Restricting employees from working at other locations;
  • Practicing social distancing when possible; and
  • Frequently cleaning surfaces with disinfectant.

Staying Updated
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.

You can visit our multilingual COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as contact information for people to use to ask specific questions.

The county is also sharing important information on its FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts. 


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