Facility’s resident tests positive for COVID-19

Published 5:06 pm Monday, April 6, 2020

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In a statement released to The Stanly News & Press, a representative for an assisted living facility in the county said one of the facility’s residents has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rich Williams, senior vice president for HH Hunt Senior Living — the parent company of Spring Arbor of Albemarle, confirmed Monday afternoon that a resident tested positive.

“Everything we do is focused on protecting the health and safety of each resident and teammate,” Williams said. “Our team is working closely with the Stanly County Health Department and continues to enforce strict procedures at the community in coordination with the Health Department.”

The SNAP reported in March that a staff member at Spring Arbor tested positive for COVID-19.

The statement Monday continued: “In addition to our current COVID-19 protocols, the community is or has taken the following measures:
• Isolation precautions for the affected resident.
• Team members will wear masks and gloves during their work hours.
• Active screening protocols, including daily temperature checks of every resident and each team member prior to starting work each day.
• Daily screening of each resident and each team member for any new respiratory symptoms.
• Maintain clean and disinfected surfaces and touch-points throughout our community.
• Enforce social distancing practices, including smaller group activities and increased one-on-one and room visits and activity opportunities.
• Checking residents to allay concerns, help combat feelings of social isolation and to assure personal care needs are being met.
• Regularly monitoring communications and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO), and our state and local departments of public health.”