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Iredell Health Department reports COVID-19 outbreak at Summit Place

Iredell Health Department reports COVID-19 outbreak at Summit Place

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The Iredell County Health Department received notice of a COVID-19 outbreak at Summit Place of Mooresville, a long-term care facility. At this time, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services considers two or more cases in a long-term care facility to be an outbreak.

The facility has willingly worked in conjunction with the Iredell County Health Department to have all residents and employees tested for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure. For more specific information, view the N.C. DHHS outbreak report by visiting: https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/dashboard/Weekly-COVID19-Ongoing-Outbreaks.pdf

 The Iredell County Health Department is working with this facility to conduct contact tracing to determine who else may have been exposed to COVID-19. The facility continues to implement strict visitor restrictions and infection control precautions to help prevent any further spread of COVID-19.

Testing of all staff and residents was recommended by the health department after an individual working in the facility tested positive. Other than the initial case, residents and staff who have tested positive have been without symptoms.

The Iredell County Health Department has been encouraging all long-term care facilities in Iredell County to follow Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines and State directives meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. A key part of these directives includes restricting visitation of all visitors and nonessential health care personnel, as well as strictly adhering to infection prevention practices.

For more information related to COVID-19 cases across North Carolina in Congregate Living Settings from NCDHHS, please visit the following link: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/congregate-living-settings 

Those with general questions about COVID-19 or who need access to support services can call 211 (or 888-892-1162) for assistance 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Additional information related to COVID-19 can be found at the following

resources: NCDHHS-DPH: www.ncdhhs.gov/covid19

CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Iredell County Health Department: https://nc-iredellcounty.civicplus.com/1383/Coronavirus-COVID-19

HOPE4NC Helpline: 1-888-892-1162

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