Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

Madrid has also turned two city hotels into hospitals to help with the overflow of virus patients and plans to convert five others. Madrid’s hotel association has offered 40 hotels to help medical workers. Madrid also set up a field hospital in the Ifema trade fair complex, where the U.N. climate conference COP25 was held […]

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

“The rapid and widespread transmission of COVID-19 that happened at Life Care Center was not a unique event. All facilities should be aware,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, public health officer for Seattle and King County and a co-author of the report. “That’s why preventive measures, such as limiting visitors and excluding symptomatic staff, are so […]

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.”

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’

A statewide stay-home order that directed all nonessential businesses to close went into effect Tuesday night, intensifying previous moves by Justice, who has ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, casinos, gyms, health clubs, recreation centers, barbershops, nail salons and hair salons.

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

Sundale has tested almost all of its 98 residents, Shrader said. Isolation measures are in place throughout the facility and the state’s National Guard is assisting in the effort. He said the facility has received donations of testing supplies and safety equipment.

Nursing home has many patients with virus symptoms; 1 dead

Earlier in the week, the nursing home said an employee had tested positive for COVID-19. Tennessee Health Department spokeswoman Shelley Walker has said the facility is cooperating with the department and has put in place “aggressive” infection control measures.

Maine delays tax deadline, steps up help for nursing homes

Unemployment claims rose dramatically in Maine, like they did elsewhere in the country. The Maine Department of Labor said 21,459 initial claims were filed during the week of March 15-21, compared to 634 the previous week. It was the highest weekly total on record.

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.