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COVID-19 Update – Feb. 15, 2021

Princeton Health Care Center (PHCC) is a Not for Profit, Skilled Nursing Facility. We are licensed to provide care to 120 residents and employ 167 dedicated team members. Our team continues to strive to be transparent with our residents, staff and our community throughout the Covid Pandemic.

Princeton Health Care Center is considered to be in an outbreak status related to one resident who recently tested positive for Covid-19. Our team members are awaiting additional test results for confirmation purposes. There was previously a possible positive case involving a staff member; however confirmatory testing was performed and this staff member is negative.  This person was not at any point positive for COVID-19.

You may have seen or heard that PHCC has 18 active employee cases; this is incorrect information which has been erroneously reported on the West Virginia DHHR website.  It has also been reported by local media outlets.  We are working diligently to have this error corrected.

Our team members continue to follow the federal guidelines as set forth by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), related to testing and ongoing infection control precautions.

Routine biweekly testing of employees continues. In the event that any resident or employee becomes symptomatic, immediate testing is completed and additional interventions are initiated. Residents are currently being tested as outlined by CMS guidelines.

Employees are screened for Covid related symptoms at the beginning of each shift, before they enter resident care areas. Increased cleaning procedures remain in place. The use of personal protective equipment including the use of N95 masks remains in use by all employees.

Routine visitation remains suspended at this time. We continue to encourage loved ones to remain connected with our residents through phone calls, Skype video calls, window visits, cards and letters. Our team will communicate any changes as they occur.

A third Covid-19 vaccination clinic was recently completed on 1-28-21.

There are currently many nursing homes in our County and state with COVID-19 outbreaks.  Please pray for them, our residents and employees as we continue to fight this battle!

Stay well and God Bless!

Stefanie Compton, RN, BSHA, NHA

Administrator


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