Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreaks at Three Care Facilities in Raleigh

Wake County has confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks at three long-term care facilities in Raleigh. Defined by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, an outbreak involves two or more people (residents or employees) testing positive for the virus.

Today’s confirmed outbreaks include:

  • Residents and staff testing positive at Universal Healthcare, located at 5201 Clarks Fork Drive in Raleigh;
  • Staff testing positive at Raleigh Rehabilitation Center, located at 616 Wade Ave. in Raleigh; and
  • People who live and work at the facility testing positive at Wake Assisted Living, located at 2800 Kidd Road in Raleigh.
  • No additional information about residents or employees within the facilities will be disclosed.

The county recommends that, in addition to adhering to the state’s order preventing outside visitation, facilities follow its 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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

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