Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community, a continuing care retirement community in Raleigh.
Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in residents and staff at the facility, located at 1500 Sawmill Road. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.
“As we ease restrictions on the public, it is imperative that we do all we can to protect our most vulnerable residents,” said Dr. Kim McDonald, Wake County medical director. “To that end, we are working with Springmoor on measures they can implement to ensure the health and safety of their residents and staff and contain the virus to slow – and hopefully stop – its spread.”
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.
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.
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.