Status: End of COVID-19 outbreaks in three Guilford healthcare facilities | Local news


GREENSBORO – COVID-19 outbreaks are over at three Guilford County healthcare facilities, according to a report from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The outbreaks involved Abbotswood at Irving Park Assisted Living, which had three resident cases; Guilford House, which has had one staff case, three resident cases and one resident death; and Morningview in Irving Park, which had a staff case and a resident case.

According to state guidelines, a COVID-19 outbreak in a community setting is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases. An outbreak is considered to be over if there is no evidence of continued transmission within the previous 28 days.

In the state’s Nov. 23 report, Friends Homes West was added due to two positive cases among residents earlier this month.

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Arnie Thompson, executive director of Friends Homes, said by phone that both residents have been vaccinated and are in good health. The establishment had no active cases as of Thursday.

Booster shots were also given at Friends Homes West about three weeks ago, Thompson said. He commended residents, staff and administrators for taking all appropriate precautions against COVID-19.

“They did a great job taking this very seriously,” said Thompson.


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