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

Oak Park Mayor Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb declared a state of emergency Wednesday and village Public Health Director Mike Charley issued an order requiring residents to shelter in place beginning Friday and continuing to April 3. The order urges residents to stay home and to venture out only for necessities. It exempts businesses providing “essential services,” […]

Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

“Spain has turned a right to being properly cared for, as enshrined in our laws, into a business that benefits from saving costs,” Vázquez said, adding that private facilities have been even more opaque than usual since authorities trying to halt the spread of the coronavirus closed the residences to visitors earlier this month.

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

They found two other Seattle-area facilities with infections shared a health care worker with the Life Care nursing home. Another facility had received two patients transferred from Life Care, according to the paper published Friday by New England Journal of Medicine.

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

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

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.