Sixteen employees and 21 residents of Oakview Manor Health Care and Rehab have tested positive for COVID-19

According to a statement from Oakview Manor Administrator Sherry Roberts as of July 7, two of the employees have tested negative and returned to work

Roberts said that testing of all residents was completed June 30. As a result of this baseline testing only one asymptomatic resident had tested positive for COVID-19, she said. “Since that time, however, subsequent testing has revealed additional positive residents.”

Currently the facility has 21 positive residents. These residents are being cared for in a secure isolation unit, Roberts said. “Family representatives are provided with weekly updates on the facility’s efforts and notified with positive test results of residents and employees as outlined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“Oakview Manor continues to follow guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Alabama Department of Public Health as we continue our efforts to contain the virus,” she added.

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