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Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility receives good news

Lake Stockton Heathcare Facility received good news Aug. 1, from their mass COVID-19 testing event July 31. No new positive cases of coronavirus among employees and no residents have been infected with the virus.

The facility reported July 29 that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is at home in quarantine and being monitored by the Cedar County Health Department.

“We are happy to report negative test results for Lake Stockton residents and employees,” says Chris McBratney, CMH administrative director of long-term care. “I want to thank our employees for their diligence in following strict infection prevention protocols, which has allowed us to stay as safe as possible.”

Lake Stockton is a skilled nursing facility in Stockton and has 80 residents and 88 employees. The facility is owned and operated by Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, Bolivar. CMH Foundation operates six long-term care facilities in Ash Grove, Bolivar, Buffalo, El Dorado Springs and Stockton, and one residential care center in Bolivar.

All CMH Foundation long-term care facility employees wear masks, eye protection and other personal protective equipment during their shifts. Additionally, employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts for coronavirus symptoms including fever. Employees who test positive or develop symptoms of COVID-19 do not return to work until they are recovered and receive clearance.

Lake Stockton residents and staff will continue to be monitored closely for any symptoms of COVID-19. Follow-up testing will be held next week.

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