First resident at Attic Angels senior home tests positive for COVID-19
May 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Posted: May 18, 2020 4:50 pm
MIDDLETON, Wisconsin – A resident of the Attic Angel Community who lives at the facility for people with acute illnesses tested positive for the coronavirus.
Officials said the resident was no longer at the facility. It is the first confirmed case among the approximately 300 residents who live in the senior citizens’ residence.
According to a press release, all residents and employees of the care center will be tested in the coming days.
Staff caring for residents at the facility’s health center wear full PPE to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Employees are not allowed to move between the health center and other areas of the facility.
“We obviously hope to isolate the virus as soon as possible,” said Mary Ann Drescher, President and CEO. “Since the beginning of March, we have been working on a plan that meets and exceeds all protocols of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ministry of Health Services. This unfortunate incident is a reminder of how busy the COVID-19 virus is. “
On May 4, an employee tested positive for COVID-19. However, the health department ruled that there was no risk of exposure to local residents as the employee caught the virus during work hours and had not returned until it was safe, the publication said.
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