Wake County Public Health has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Swift Creek Health Center, an assisted living facility located at 221 Brightmore Drive in Cary. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility 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 Gov. Cooper’s Phase 2.5, assisted living facilities and nursing homes that experience new outbreaks must fall back to previous restrictions and not allow visitors for 28 days.
In addition, the county recommends that these facilities should follow the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services 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.
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.
You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents in English and in Spanish, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as an email address and phone number that people can use to ask personal health-related questions about COVID-19.
The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.