Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreaks at Facilities in Raleigh, Wake Forest

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

  • The memory care unit of Elmcroft of Northridge, located at 421 Van Thomas Drive in Raleigh. This Elmcroft’s second outbreak. The first occurred in July 2020.
  • Hillside Nursing and Rehab, an assisted living and skilled nursing facility at 968 Wait Ave. in Wake Forest. This is the facility’s third outbreak. The previous outbreaks occurred in December 2020 and June 2020.
  • Cadence North Raleigh, an assisted living and memory care facility at 5219 Old Wake Forest Road in Raleigh. This is the facility’s second outbreak. The first occurred in January 2021.

No additional information about residents or employees within the 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
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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