Wake County Public Health has confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 at four long term care facilities in Wake County.
- A third outbreak has been reported at The Cypress of Raleigh – Rosewood Health Center, 8710 Cypress Club Drive, in Raleigh. The previous outbreaks occurred in January 2021 and August 2020.
- UNC REX Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex, 911 S. Hughes St., in Apex, has also experienced its third outbreak. Previous outbreaks happened in December and May of 2020.
- The Addison of Fuquay-Varina Assisted Living and Memory Care, 6516 Johnson Pond Road, in Fuquay-Varina has confirmed its second outbreak. The first outbreak occurred in December 2020.
- This is the second outbreak at BellaRose Nursing and Rehabilitation, 200 BellaRose Lake Way, in Garner. The previous outbreak happened in 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.
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.
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