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Cases Identified in Local Facility

Cases Identified in Local Facility

Published: May 15, 2020

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak at a local long-term care facility, where 3 people have tested positive for COVID-19.

Public Health is conducting additional testing at the facility and is advising administrators on isolation protocols and other measures to help prevent further spread of illness.

“We were notified as soon as the facility suspected a problem, and we have taken immediate action in response,” said Catawba County Public Health Director Jennifer McCracken. “We are aware of how difficult an outbreak of this nature can be, and we are maintaining ongoing communication with facility administrators as they work to manage this situation.”

The facility is informing patients, their family members, and staff about the situation.

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