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Luray long-term care facility confirms first case of COVID-19

23 April 2020 Covid19 Luray/Page County News

Skyview Springs Rehab and Nursing Center in Luray has confirmed their first case of COVID-19. The staff responded immediately, and is working closely with Valley Health to best handle the situation. All residents with any COVID-19-like symptoms have been sent to the local hospital for precautionary care, as well as to isolate them from others. All residents and staff were tested, and measures are being taken to inhibit any further spread. The staff continues to provide compassionate care to all residents. Because resident visitations are restricted, they encourage connecting virtually by telephone or video call, email, text and instant messaging.

The Virginia Department of Health is continuing to monitor several outbreaks in the district. An “outbreak” for COVID-19 is two or more lab-confirmed cases associated with a specific group, location or time, but not part of a household. Outbreaks are indicative of a fast spread of the virus. They present a great danger when they occur in long-term care facilities, due to residents being high-risk.

To stay up to date on COVID-19 in the Shenandoah Valley, see our COVID-19 updates post.

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