Island Nursing Home reports COVID cases

DEER ISLE — The Island Nursing Home, which is slated to close in October due to lack of staffing, stated on its social media page that a vaccinated contract staff member and one resident have tested positive for COVID-19.

There are five residents who are “symptomatic but have returned negative from a point-of-care test.”

“We have already been working with the CDC and have isolated and quarantined all affected residents per protocols,” the nursing home stated. “We have only a few individuals that remain unvaccinated.”

“Additionally, we are asking volunteers that would like to sign up to assist, in the event that we reach a staffing shortage, please contact us as soon as possible and provide your name, number, what days you can assist and with what duties,” the nursing home stated.

Call 348-5623.

The nursing home lost 14 residents after a COVID-19 outbreak around Thanksgiving of 2020. The outbreak began to wind down about a month later.

The American could not reach the nursing home administration for comment.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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