- On May 28, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Brookridge Assisted Living, a long-term care facility located in Apex.
Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in residents at Brookridge, located at 312 Lynch Street. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.
“We continue to see that COVID-19 can spread quickly in places where people live in close quarters,” said Dr. Jose Cabanas, who is overseeing the Wake County Emergency Operations Center’s public health branch today. “We’re working closely with Brookridge to test residents, as well as staff, and we’re providing guidance to help keep their people safe.”
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, 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.
You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents in English and in Spanish, 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.