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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Staying single

CMHC reports no new COVID-19 cases


December 17, 2020


CMHC recently received a donation that allowed the purchase of four respirators for staff to wear to protect them while working in the facility's COVID-19 containment area.

More than a week after Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley reported its first COVID-19 infection among its residents, nothing has changed.

Administrator Dr. Janette Simon reported Tuesday that no new cases had been found after the latest round of testing on Monday. The same was true for the nursing home's staff members, all of whom received negative results Tuesday.

"Usually when COVID gets inside a long-term care facility it spreads like wild fire," said Simon. "We were able to contain it to one resident and the containment area will be dismantled this week."

Simon said the residen...

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