More cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Demay Living Center in Newark

There are even more confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Demay Living Center in Newark, Wayne County.

New cases were identified and published to Rochester Regional Health’s dedicated portal on the Demay outbreak, which was reported several days ago.

“Due to our ongoing testing of all onsite residents, staff, students, and vendors, on October 28, we identified additional new COVID-19 positive cases at the facility,” Rochester Regional Health said in an update on Wednesday. “We appreciate your patience, support, and understanding as we continue to take all safety measures to keep your loved one safe.”

No deaths have been reported, but the total numbers of cases at the facility has reached 52 residents and 23 staff members. The active cases are contained to one unit at the facility.

Eight new cases had been identified in the update on Wednesday.

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

Here’s what RRH says is being done on-site to control the outbreak:

– All employees are being screened prior to the start of shifts. Anyone with COVID-related symptoms are not allowed to enter the facility. Those who have symptoms are required to test negative for the virus before they can return.

– All employees are wearing personal protective equipment while on site, to reduce the risk of potential exposure to residents and staff.

– Staff is being tested weekly, as directed by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH).

– All residents are being screened every shift for fever and/or respiratory issues, and notify our medical team of any changes.


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