Positive COVID-19 case in long-term care facility
NEWS RELEASE from the City of Waco — May 29, 2020
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is working with LakeShore Village Healthcare Center to investigate a positive case of COVID-19 in their facility.
The Public Health District received positive confirmation of the case Thursday, May 28, and began planning with LakeShore Village to test all residents and staff. All residents and family members were notified of the situation. Because of the serious nature of the virus, testing all staff and residents regardless of symptoms is necessary to stop the spread of the virus within the facility.
The testing was conducted on Friday, May 29, by Health District staff and the Waco Fire Department. 228 individuals were tested that included all resident patients and staff. The Texas Department of State Health Services lab in Austin will be testing the samples.
The Public Health District has begun the contact tracing process. Any resident with COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated within the facility and any staff member with COVID-19 symptoms must self quarantine away from the facility and must test negative before returning to work.
If you have a family member at a long-term care facility and are concerned about the facilities COVID-19 plan, ask the facility the following questions:
- What their COVID-19 plans are?
- What are they doing to protect residents?
- What will they do if someone in the facility has COVID-19?
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services regulates long-term care facilities. Call 800-458-9858 to reported suspected abuse or neglect that occurs in a nursing home, assisted living facility or day activity and health services.