Signature HealthCARE Updates Report Of COVID-19 Numbers Among Residents, Staff

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Signature HealthCARE of Greeneville has updated the report of COVID-19 cases among residents and staff at its facility on Holt Court.

As of Wednesday, the facility has had 38 positive residents and 10 positive staff. Out of those numbers, one resident and four staff members have recovered. Staff who experience symptoms and test positive for the virus will not be allowed to return to work until they have been medically cleared.

Signature HealthCARE also confirmed the loss of three of its residents due to COVID-19. The majority of those deaths reportedly occurred at partnering hospitals after a considerable amount of time at those facilities. Those three residents were included in the 38 total case count for the facility.

As a result of the current numbers, Signature HealthCARE is creating a specialized COVID unit. The unit will be isolated with barrier systems in place. It will have its own entrance, separate air system, supplies, food, and staff dedicated only for that unit.

While the number of occupants changes frequently, the Tennessee Department of Health reported last week that Signature HealthCARE had 108 residents.

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