Generations getting staff and residents tested
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Generations getting staff and residents tested

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The past two days, staff and residents were being tested at Generations in Rock Island, a long-term care facility.

Generations has between 90 and 100 residents at the home with approximately 68 employees.

Two weeks ago it reported that it had 29 positive COVID-19 tests at the site, with 17 residents and 12 staff testing positive. In addition, seven residents had died there from COVID-19. The only change in those numbers is one additional staff member testing positive. 

Andrew Mack, a spokesman for Generations, said Friday staff and residents were being tested as part of an Illinois Department of Public Health effort with nursing homes in the state.

Anyone who could not have been tested upon arrival has been quarantined previously, Mack said.

“Any new admission is quarantined for 14 days,” he said. “So if a new admission does have a virus, even if it is not symptomatic, they are quarantined for 14 days. That’s just standard protocol throughout the state. That’s what IDPH has been recommending.”

He acknowledged the facility is in the process of hiring a new director of nursing.

The facility is trying to do frequent updates with family, Mack said.

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A total of seven people have now died at Generations, a long-term care facility in Rock Island with less than 100 residents. Also, a total of 29 people there have tested positive, 17 of them residents and 12 staff, Andrew Mack a spokesman for Generations, said Thursday.

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