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Local Harrogate Tennessee nursing home has 10 positive employee COVID-19 test results

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After receiving several calls and messages regarding a local nursing home with positive COVID tests in their facility, WRIL reached out to the facility by phone but we were told they made a website only statement.


Administrator LNHA Charles W. Wheeler of Tri-State Health and Rehabilitation Center, said in the statement that: "This week we began our weekly testing of our staff and have had ten employees test positive for the COVID virus. The ten who tested positive are all asymptomatic and was a genuine surprise to all.  They are quarantining at home for two weeks and will have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work.


We are even more closely monitoring our residents at this time.  We have not had any residents test positive. Please continue to keep us in your prayers."


Wheeler continues in the statement: "Governor Lee announced limited reopening of visitation; however our company leadership has determined it is in the best interests of our residents and staff not reopen at this time.  We will notify you once we have a timeline and policies developed for opening limited visitation. Family members are also encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats.  


We need your help in battling COVID-19.  Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community.  We know this is a difficult time for everyone.  We will continue to provide you with updates on our website as they become available.  Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the local and state health department."

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