- On June 23, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh, a senior living community.
Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in staff at the facility, located at 3101 Duraleigh Road. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.
“Given the nature of COVID-19, we’re not surprised to continue to see outbreaks in congregate care facilities,” said Wake County EMS Director/Medical Director Dr. Jose Cabanas, who is overseeing the Wake County Emergency Operations Center’s public health branch today. “Our Public Health team is working with Brighton Gardens on additional steps they can take to ensure the safety of residents and staff.”
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as two or more people – residents or employees – testing positive for the virus.
The county recommends that, in addition to adhering to the state’s order preventing outside visitation, facilities follow its guidelines, which include:
- Ensuring staff wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times;
- Restricting employees from working at other locations;
- Practicing social distancing when possible; and
- Frequently cleaning surfaces with disinfectant.
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.
can visit our multilingual COVID-19
which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents, a list of
COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as contact
information for people to use to ask specific questions.
The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.