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Another outbreak of COVID-19 is hitting a nursing facility in Taylorville. Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab, reports that nine residents and one staff member have tested positive today for COVID-19. The facility which has had 23 residents test positive for COVID-19, has already had one resident recover and one pass away. Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab has had 6 staff members test positive for the virus so far, with two recovered. 4 staff members are currently quarantined at home.

 

Ashley Davis, Executive Director of the Facility, says that they continue to regularly test. “We continue to regularly test all of our residents and staff at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab to allow for early detection of COVID-19 which allows for quick treatment to begin if anyone starts to display symptoms or tests positive. The residents that have tested positive are isolated in our COVID-19 unit, and the staff members that have tested positive are quarantined at home.”

 

If you are a family member you can get updates on any new COVID-19 cases at the facility and recorded updates on the COVID-19 hotline at 875-1975. 

 

The Christian County Health Department continues to encourage the wearing of facemasks, distancing, and handwashing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information, you can contact the Christian County Public Health Department at 824-4113 or the Chris-Mont EMA at 532-9560.

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