The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

First CMHC resident tests positive for COVID-19

Individual in 10-day isolation and asymptomatic; no others positive so far


December 10, 2020


CMHC Administrator Dr. Janette Simon said the resident contracted the virus from a therapist during a session on Dec. 1.

After remaining coronavirus-free for the first nine months of the pandemic, Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley on Monday reported the first infection among its residents.

Administrator Dr. Janette Simon said the individual is exhibiting no symptoms and is completely isolated from other residents in the facility's containment area. No other residents had tested positive as of Tuesday, and the latest round of staff testing on Tuesday revealed no positive infections.

Simon said the staff's training kicked in immediately after the resident's test came back positive.

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