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Local, state officials investigating Canandaigua nursing home after 26 cases reported

An investigation is underway at a nursing home in Canandaigua after two dozen residents were diagnosed with the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Two employees also tested positive for the virus. One of those two individuals lives in Wayne County.

The facility at the center of the local and state investigation is Elm Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Elm Manor says it’s taking further steps to ensure that the virus is contained, and does not spread further.

“Elm Manor continues to provide the highest level of quality professional nursing services in a warm and nurturing environment. During this difficult time, we will continue to monitor every resident and staff member. We have followed the guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” they said in a statement. “We are working closely with Ontario County Public Health to make sure all residents receive the best care possible and that our staff is safe. The health and safety of every person in Elm Manor is our priority.”

It’s unclear how many of those cases are truly new cases, or how many of them were part of a broader backlog of reported cases.



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