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Nursing home fighting to keep COVID cases low

SALYERSVILLE – The Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is currently caring for 14 residents with COVID-19 as they continue to follow protocols to stop the spread.

SALYERSVILLE – The Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is currently caring for 14 residents with COVID-19 as they continue to follow protocols to stop the spread.

On Tuesday, SNRC Chief Executive Officer and Administrator Joshua Calhoun explained to the Independent that they are still allowed to have outdoor visits, window visits and FaceTime visits with the residents’ loved ones, but they are not allowed to do any type of indoor visitation until the facility is negative for 28 days.

A little over a week ago the nursing home was notified that they had two positive residents who were in the hospital. SNRC initiated a COVID Unit separate from the general population and isolating residents that may have been in contact with those that have tested positive.

“Our facility is following CDC, CMS and the local health department guidance to ensure we are doing our best to keep our residents and staff safe,” Calhoun said.

SNRC is testing the staff at the nursing home twice a week as part of surveillance testing, as set by the county positivity rates posted for Kentucky for any county greater than 10%.

“We will be testing residents weekly to identify any additional positive results. We will update the health department, families and staff with weekly updates for any new positives. Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will continue to provide PPE for staff and residents and follow all guidance set forth by our Medical Director, the local health department and the CDC,” Calhoun stated in the press release.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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