Two long term care residents of the Douglas County Health center have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from health center officials.According to the release, the residents are currently in isolation in their own rooms. Both residents are being monitored and are in stable condition, the health center said.Officials from the health center contacted families of residents following after the test results came back.“Protecting the health and well-being of our residents and employees remains our top priority,” said Erin Nelson, administrator at Douglas County Health Center. “Our team continues to be on high alert and will take every precaution possible. On behalf of Douglas County, we can assure the community we are going above and beyond to continue to provide compassionate care to our long term care residents.” Health investigators believe the two residents caught the virus from a staff member working inside the facility. Officials say the staffer didnt realize he was exhibiting symptoms upon coming to work. “This was in fact picked up on a routine temperature screening as he was coming in, he had no idea,” said Douglas County Commissioner Clare Duda. Health leaders say the employee remains in isolation and is awaiting test results.”We have taken strict precautions,” said Nelson, administrator at the Douglas County Health Center. “We immediately went to face masks when the CDC guided us there on the 20th of March and so right now everyone is using face masks and appropriate PPE throughout the building.”Dr. Adi Pour, director of the Douglas County Health Department is urging anyone working in a long term care facility to stay out of the public during the COVID-19 crisis. “Usually the residents dont go out, so how are they going to be infected? By a staff member bringing it in the facility,” said Pour. “So if anybody wants to be serious about this and not put those high risk individuals in jeopardy, that’s what needs to happen at this time.”

Two long term care residents of the Douglas County Health center have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from health center officials.

According to the release, the residents are currently in isolation in their own rooms. Both residents are being monitored and are in stable condition, the health center said.

Officials from the health center contacted families of residents following after the test results came back.

“Protecting the health and well-being of our residents and employees remains our top priority,” said Erin Nelson, administrator at Douglas County Health Center. “Our team continues to be on high alert and will take every precaution possible. On behalf of Douglas County, we can assure the community we are going above and beyond to continue to provide compassionate care to our long term care residents.”

Health investigators believe the two residents caught the virus from a staff member working inside the facility.

Officials say the staffer didnt realize he was exhibiting symptoms upon coming to work.

“This was in fact picked up on a routine temperature screening as he was coming in, he had no idea,” said Douglas County Commissioner Clare Duda.

Health leaders say the employee remains in isolation and is awaiting test results.

“We have taken strict precautions,” said Nelson, administrator at the Douglas County Health Center. “We immediately went to face masks when the CDC guided us there on the 20th of March and so right now everyone is using face masks and appropriate PPE throughout the building.”

Dr. Adi Pour, director of the Douglas County Health Department is urging anyone working in a long term care facility to stay out of the public during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Usually the residents dont go out, so how are they going to be infected? By a staff member bringing it in the facility,” said Pour. “So if anybody wants to be serious about this and not put those high risk individuals in jeopardy, that’s what needs to happen at this time.”