Pennsylvania emergency response officials had a plan to protect nursing homes before the coronavirus swept across the state, but it was never fully implemented. Now, many say the state still isn't doing enough, and what it is doing might be too little, too late.
The two individuals had little to no contact with residents. Several employees who worked with the individuals have been tested and are currently self-monitoring at home prior to returning to work, per Center for Disease Control guidelines.
As of Monday, Cumberland County is reporting 847 cases of COVID-19, and 63 deaths. The statewide total of positive test results is 85,988 — the eighth-most confirmed cases in the United States — and 6,614 deaths.
In accordance with guidance from the CDC and the Department of Health, Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center residents are reminded to practice social distancing, covering their coughs and are instructed to frequently wash their hands and remain in their rooms.
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