- On June 25, 2020
Wake County has confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 at three long-term care facilities throughout the county: Tower Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Raleigh; Waltonwood Senior Living in Cary; and Hillside Nursing and Rehab in Wake Forest.
Our Public Health team has received test results showing staff at all three facilities tested positive for the virus, while Hillside and Waltonwood also have residents who have tested positive. No additional information about residents or employees within the facilities will be disclosed.
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 multilingual COVID-19 webpage, 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.