COVID-19 has hit an area nursing home. The Lawrence County Health Department said there’s a COVID outbreak among residents and staff at Harbor Healthcare in Ironton.
The Health Department said they were working with the facility and the Ohio Health Department to attempt to stop the spread. The facility isolated residents with COVID-19 from other residents. Additionally staff members check all residents’ temperatures twice daily and monitoring for symptoms. Testing is scheduled for all other residents and staff.
Just a week ago, the facility showed off a banner proclaiming their high scores on the state’s infection control survey, proclaiming they were COVID-19 prepared and had tested 100% negative.
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