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Good Samaritan Home employee tests positive for COVID-19

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 30, 2020 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 30, 2020 11:00 pm

QUINCY -- An employee at Good Samaritan Home of Quincy has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement Tuesday evening on the home's social media account.

"We have been informed this evening that one of our employees tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, the facility has entered into a full quarantine with residents quarantined to their individual rooms," the statement reads.

The home has postponed all outdoor visitations, excluding window visits, and all non-urgent appointments have been canceled until further notice.

Good Samaritan Home officials did not disclose when the employee, who also was not identified as being either nursing or support staff, tested positive. It also is unknown if the employee had direct contact with residents, if they worked in the nursing home or cottages, or when they last worked.

According to data from the Adams County Health Department, the most recent new cases of COVID-19 were reported on June 27. There are 86 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Adams County. Of those who have tested positive, 43 have recovered, and one has died.

The Good Samaritan Home announcement marks at least the second case of a nursing home employee testing positive for the virus.

In May, an employee at St. Vincent's Home tested positive after a round of mass testing.

Good Samaritan Home, at 2140 Harrison, offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation and dementia care. The campus includes the main building and 180 cottages, which collectively house almost 450 residents.