- On June 14, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Windsor Point, a long-term care facility in Fuquay-Varina. Our Public Health team has received test results showing several residents are positive for the virus. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.
“Because of the virus’ ability to spread quickly, people in co-living environments are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19,” said Wake County EMS Director/Medical Director Dr. Jose Cabanas who is leading the Public Health branch in the Emergency Operations Center today. “We are talking with the facility’s medical staff to answer their questions and provide guidance to protect their residents and staff.”
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak at a long-term care facility as two or more people – residents or employees – testing positive for the virus.
The county recommends that the facility follow its guidelines, which include:
- Ensuring staff wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times;
- Prohibiting visitors from entering;
- 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.
You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as an email address and phone number that people can use to ask personal health-related questions about COVID-19.
The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.