Associate tests positive for COVID-19 at senior living home

Published: Apr. 19, 2020 at 10:06 AM EDT
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An associate has tested positive for COVID-19 at a senior living community.

The director of communication for Watermark Retirement Communities, which manages the Fountains at the Albemarle, Jill Hofer, in Tarboro, said the employee hasn't worked since April 10 and continues to shelter at home while recovering.

As part of their contact tracing process, they directed two additional associates without symptoms to also shelter at home.

All three are receiving pay as they comply with mitigation policies.

No other residents or associates have been affected by COVID-19 at the senior living facility.

Protocols have been in place for weeks, which includes temporary restrictions to entrances, essential visitors only, extensive cleaning and disinfection on an ongoing basis, self-isolation, social distancing measures, surge staffing, PPE supply and more.

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