50 Cases of Covid-19 and 5 Deaths at Providence Care Community

50 Cases of Covid-19 and 5 Deaths at Providence Care Community

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Floyd County Health Department (FCHD) said there was an isolated cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Providence – A Diversicare Transitional Care Community on Charlestown Road in Floyd County.

The facility has tested all consenting patients.

There have been over 50 positive tests and five deaths. 

Not all of the positive tests are currently symptomatic.

Additionally, 13 staff have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.

FCHD is identifying this facility due to the number of cases to keep our county informed.

FCHD has been involved on-site since the first cases were reported, over three weeks ago.

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has also made multiple visits to the site.

The FCHD and the ISDH are continuing to work with Providence in a response to the outbreak. The Health Department has been providing additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as in-service training to promote effective use of the PPE.

ISDH has also assisted the facility with a Strike Team evaluation and Epidemiological support and analysis.

The facility has responded to input from ISDH and the FCHD with transparency and cooperation.

Patients have been moved into areas to facilitate care of positive patients.

This is called Cohort Placement. The facility has arranged for extra staff in this area. The facility no longer allows visitors and
is screening staff before their shift starts. They reported that they have contacted family members of positive patients.

Providence is working to keep patients in their rooms to avoid the spread of disease.

Additionally, they will not be taking new residents for at least the next seven days.

The FCHD will continue to monitor and work closely with both Providence and the other nursing homes
in our county, as other extended-care facilities/nursing homes have reported positive cases.

If additional information is required you can contact the FCHD at (812) 948-4726, or
tharris@floydcounty.in.gov