- On June 16, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Pruitt Health, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Raleigh.
Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in staff at the facility, located at 2420 Lake Wheeler Road. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.
“The more quickly we can identify cases at congregate care sites, the more quickly we can slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Chris Kippes, Wake County Public Health Division director. “We are working closely with Pruitt Health on measures they can take to ensure the health and safety of 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, 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.