Ill. virus cases top 200, include 42 tied to nursing home

“We’re working with the FAA to resume normal operations as quickly and safely as possible which ultimately means having the tower back in service,” the Department of Aviation said in a statement. “Given this reality, and for their own business and network reasons, the airlines are making the decision to cancel many flights.”

Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

At the Palacio de Hielo ice skating rink-turned-makeshift-morgue on the outskirts of Madrid, security forces guarded the premises as funeral vans entered the building via an underground car park. Madrid authorities took up the rink’s offer after the city’s municipal funeral service said it could take no more coronavirus victims until it restocked with more […]

New coronavirus threat: Florida limits nursing homes visits

Meanwhile, public universities across Florida — which have some of the country’s largest enrollments — will move to remote instruction effective Monday. That step is intended to minimize health and safety risks to students and staff, especially as they prepare to return from spring break.

For nursing homes, symptoms aren’t enough to tell who’s sick

And seven Life Care residents who tested positive had no symptoms documented in their charts, suggesting they could have harbored the virus without appearing sick. At least 30 long-term care facilities in the Seattle’s King County have had COVID-19 infections.

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases now 29, include nursing home patient

Oral Roberts University in Tulsa said an employee of a company the university contracts with for grounds maintenance tested positive for COVID-19. ORU said the man did not interact with students, his co-workers were sent home and the shop where he worked and machinery he worked with has been cleaned.

W.Va. nursing home with 28 virus cases a ‘horror story’

Testing remains limited, meaning most people now spreading the highly contagious virus may not know they have been infected, and state health officials have admitted their count lags behind the actual total as results pour in from counties around the state. West Virginia has yet to report a death from the coronavirus.

Nursing home is now West Virginia’s ‘ground zero’ for virus

Carl Shrader, medical director for the Sundale nursing home in Morgantown, said 16 residents and four staffers have tested positive for the virus. Seventy-six tests are pending as of Wednesday morning, though results are expected in the coming days, he said.

Nursing home has many patients with virus symptoms; 1 dead

The previous evening, Sumner officials said 19 patients from the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing were being moved to the hospital. Some had tested positive for the disease while others were showing symptoms but awaiting test results, Sumner County Emergency Medical Services Chief Greg Miller said Friday. He also warned that the numbers could […]

Maine delays tax deadline, steps up help for nursing homes

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said the move is important because of the threat coronavirus presents to older residents. “This new measure will financially support nursing facilities as they implement additional protections to ensure the health and safety of those they serve,” Mills said.

Longtime worker at Redmond nursing home killed by virus

Emerald Heights said in an emailed statement Friday the employee had worked there for 27 years before she died Monday. It declined to release further information about her identity or her job, citing privacy concerns, except to say she worked in a non-clinical capacity serving residents throughout its campus.