COVID-19 UPDATE - Officials provide LTC Facilities and School COVID-19 Data
The Brazil Times relies upon local sources to update the public about COVID-19 in long-term care (LTC) facilities instead of the Indiana State Department of Health’s Dashboard Data for Long Term Care Facilities (https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/). The data at the state level is on a separate filing system, which has delayed providing up-to-date information to the public about the four local facilities;
Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville,
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil,
Towne Park Assisted Living, and
Villas of Holly Brook Indiana.
Cloverleaf Administrator Jesse Miller agreed to update The Times about COVID-19 in an email:
“For November 18, we have had 0 Residents test positive for COVID in the last 24 hours. We have had 3 Recoveries in the past 24 hours, bringing our total amount of recovered residents to 30. We have had 2 Employees test positive for COVID in the last 24 hours. We have had 40 Employees and 59 Residents that have been affected by COVID total. We currently have 17 active Resident cases of COVID and five active Employees cases of COVID. We have had 12 Residents total pass away from COVID.”
John Noffsinger, the Hutsonwood Chief Operating Officer, provides information for the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil and Towne Park Assisted Living. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Noffsinger said 21 residents and 24 employees at Exceptional Living Center contracted the virus, with no deaths reported. He said the facility has been free of the virus for the past five weeks.
At Towne Park, Noffsinger said the facility had been blessed so far, and no one has contracted COVID-19.
Shannon Willmore, Executive Director at Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections Memory Care, reported 22 residents and six staff members have recently contracted COVID-19 and are in various recovery stages.
COVID-19 in schools
The Brazil Times is also relying upon the Clay Community School Corporation’s data instead of the ISDH Dashboard Data for Schools because of the delay in providing up-to-date information.
Clay Community School Corporation’s Health Services Lynn Stoelting said the information about COVID-19 is changing hourly. With in-classroom school being out and students using eLearning since November 11, the contract tracing for students is not necessary at this time. However, Stoelting confirms 13 students have tested positive this past week, with more test results outstanding.
The main focus of CCSC is how COVID-19 is impacting the staff members in the corporation.
Stoelting said 15 staff members tested positive this week, with more test results outstanding. Overall, at least 56 staff members at the various corporation facilities were quarantined due to close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
At this time, students and staff members at the CCSC are scheduled to return to school on Monday, November 30, although this is subject to change.