Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreaks at Facilities in Raleigh

Wake County Public Health has confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3609 Bond St., Raleigh. This is the center’s third outbreak. Previous outbreaks were reported in March 2021 and June 2020.
  • Universal Health Care – North Raleigh, 5201 Clarks Fork Drive, Raleigh. This is the facility’s fourth outbreak, with previous outbreaks occurring in March 2021, November 2020 and July 2020.

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 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
Visit Wake County’s multilingual COVID-19 webpage for the latest information on COVID-19. It features a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents, COVID-19 vaccine information and the most current data on how the virus is impacting our county.

Also, look for important updates about COVID-19 on Wake County’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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