Response underway after COVID-19 outbreak at Moore-Few Care Center

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NEVADA, Mo. – Health officials are looking into an outbreak of COVID-19 at Moore-Few Care Center that started last week.

The Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) has been helping in the investigation and response.

According to NRMC, the “first case was discovered through routine testing of the staff on Oct 20th. Since then 39 residents and 23 staff have tested positive. Family members of all residents have been contacted and close contacts identified and contacted as well.”

Moore-Few administration and staff are working with the federal and state health department to contain the spread. According to a release, they are following all recommendations to protect every individual on the premises.

NRMC says residents have been separated, with all COVID-19 positive cases moved to rooms in one wing of the building. Unless symptomatic, employees are being tested twice a week and residents are tested weekly. Visitation continues to be prohibited.

“This is a situation we take very seriously,” said Holly Bush, Chief Quality Officer at NRMC. “The health and well-being of our long-term care residents, and everyone in our health system, is our top priority. That is why we need everyone to follow the public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the people in our community who are vulnerable to severe illness from the virus.”