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More employees test positive for COVID-19 at DeMay Living Center

While no additional deaths have been reported at the DeMay Living Center in Newark, new resident and employee cases of COVID-19 have been discovered.

A total of 72 residents and 46 employees have tested positive for the virus. Rochester Regional Health, who operates the facility, says that nine of those employees have been cleared to return to work.

“We continue to screen all employees prior to the start of their shifts for fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. If they have any of these symptoms or if they test positive for COVID-19 we do not allow them to enter the facility. Instead, they are instructed to quarantine at home, and do not return until they have tested negative,” Rochester Regional Health said in an updated tracking page, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment while on site, to reduce the risk of potential exposure to residents and staff. RRH tests all onsite staff weekly, as directed by the New York State Department of Health. Residents are also being screened every shift.

COVID cluster of 61 cases identified at DeMay Living Center in Newark