An employee of the United Methodist Homes campus in Tunkhannock has tested positive for COVID-19.
Last week, the Tunkhannock Manor began its mandatory COVID-19 baseline testing of all residents and staff in order to begin its reopening process, according to Interim Administrator Michael Perlock.
One employee, who Perlock said was and continues to be asymptomatic, tested positive.
“This employee is home on mandatory quarantine,” he said.
In addition to following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Perlock said the Tunkhannock Manor is tracing any potential exposures. The entire facility has been placed on “enhanced contact-droplet precautions.”
“We have also increased monitoring of all residents for any symptoms associated with COVID-19,” he added. “The staff continues to be screened for symptoms at the start and end of each shift. No other staff or residents have tested positive for COVID-19.”
As of Tuesday at noon, no other nursing or personal care facilities in Wyoming County have reported a positive case of COVID-19 among employees or residents, according to data from the state Department of Health, as well as the state Department of Human Services.
The DOH reported 54 confirmed and three probable cases in Wyoming County on Tuesday, with eight deaths. To date, 1,654 tests have returned negative in the county.
Statewide, there are 106,331 confirmed and 3,053 probable cases, with 7,146 deaths. To date, 1,059,776 tests have returned negative.
The following are confirmed cases in Wyoming County (and neighboring counties that share a zip code):
- Tunkhannock (18657): 21
- Factoryville (18419): 11
- Nicholson (18446): 10
- Mehoopany (18629): 0
- Laceyville (18623): 1-4
- Meshoppen (18630): 6
- Falls (18615): 6
- Noxen (18636): 1-4
- Dalton: (18414): 14
- Harveys Lake (18618): 9
- Dallas (18612): 34
The Pennsylvania Department of Health redacts exact figures for areas with fewer than five confirmed cases.
Data and resources related to COVID-19 are available online at health.pa.gov.