ALABAMA NURSING HOMES LIKELY TO SEE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS-POSITIVE PATIENTS
The Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) said 31 of its member nursing homes are reporting cases of COVID-19.
The cases are spread across facilities in 17 counties and include residents, staff members or both at facilities in rural and urban locations. Today. ANHA president and CEO Brandon Farmer issued the following statement regarding COVID-19 cases in nursing homes:
“Alabama nursing homes continue to do everything they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and treat those who are diagnosed with the virus,” he wrote. “I predict the number of nursing homes with cases will grow as more tests are administered and the results are returned.”
The ANHA said it has taken the threat seriously from the beginning by restricting and then stopping visitations, as well as requiring employee screenings before any state or federal agency required it.