Employee Tests COVID Positive in AHCC

A direct-caregiver employee of the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo has tested positive for COVID-19 which has resulted in the isolation of all residents and temporarily discontinuing family visitation.

According to a release from Johnson County Healthcare Center CEO Sean McCallister, they were notified that an asymptomatic employee had tested positive during their weekly staff testing with an outside lab.

As of Friday they had implemented their nursing home COVID plan and took the steps mentioned.

All AHCC residents were tested Saturday and results won’t be available for a few days but all residents are currently asymptomatic.

McCallister said in the release that resident risk and exposure are low since all AHCC staff use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and strict precautions throughout every shift.

McCallister also reported that after two planned discharges Saturday, the facility’s total inpatient census is seven including two COVID-positive patients in stable condition.

COVID test results from Friday confirmed five additional positive cases in the community with high potential for larger exposure and spread of the virus.

None of those positive cases require hospitalization at this time.

McCallister requested everyone in the community to adhere to basic preventive measures by wearing a mask, using hand hygiene and social distancing and strongly encouraged everyone to continue to do their part at work, home and in the community to ensure wellness and safety for all.

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