The Brookside Rehab & Nursing Center announced Friday morning that it has 36 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.
It represents the largest known outbreak of the virus in Fauquier County.
The 130-bed skilled nursing center on Hastings Lane posted this on its website:
Today, 8/21/2020 there are currently 36 residents in the facility that are actively positive for Covid-19.
The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Brookside Rehab & Nursing Center, including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps under current circumstances.
We are taking steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:
• Enhanced infection control precautions
• Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for expanded list of symptoms
• Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building
• Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
• Postponing communal activities
We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media.
If you would like to communicate with your loved one, please reach out to Kristen Crump at 540-347-4770.