Two nursing assistants at a nursing home in Hoover and a resident at a nursing home in Northport have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from the company that manages the facilities.
NHS Management, LLC, the company that owns and operates the nursing homes, announced that two nursing assistants at South Haven Health and Rehabilitation in Hoover were sent home last week after experiencing flu-like symptoms. They have since tested positive for the highly contagious virus.
Both employees have been treated and sent home to self-quarantine.
According to the management company, the residents who the nursing assistants cared for in Hoover will be tested, but currently, no residents have tested positive for the virus.
In Northport, a resident at Aspire of West Alabama was admitted to DCH Regional Medical Center last week for flu-like symptoms.
The management company also announced that resident tested positive for COVID-19 and that all employees who were involved in caring for that resident and every resident in her unit of the facility will be tested as well.
“Aspire West Alabama and South Haven are enacting the required protocols to help ensure the safety of our residents and our employees,” a statement from NHS Management, LLC read. “All protective protocols are in place, testing of residents is underway, and restricted access to the facility in accordance with federal health care guidelines continues. Only visits that are medically necessary or for hospice visitation is allowed, and then only under restricted conditions. We are asking for the understanding and patience of the families with loved ones in our care as we do our very best to ensure the well-being of our residents.”