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Virus clusters identified at Heritage sites

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Virus clusters identified at Heritage sites

File Photo Since last week, about 30 residents and staff between Heritage Green and Heritage Village have tested positive for COVID-19. About 30 residents and staff at two Heritage nursing facilities in Chautauqua County have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

One resident and two to three employees between Heritage Green in Greenhurst and Heritage Village in Gerry were found to have the virus following routine testing. That prompted the deployment of rapid testing starting on Friday, netting about two dozen additional cases, said Lisa Haglund, Heritage president and CEO.

Eighty percent of the confirmed cases are among staff, with 20% among residents at the two locations. Haglund said about 40% of those recently testing positive for the coronavirus have been showing symptoms; two residents are considered to be “high risk” for spread, meaning they are showing multiple symptoms with Heritage working in collaboration with the local medical director and UPMC Chautauqua.

Many residents — not just at Heritage but at adult care locations across the country — already have been given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Haglund said those who have tested positive have been separated from other residents.

“We have been prepared to stay ahead of the curve and to keep it out,” Haglund said, later adding, “We think we caught them all. Of course, you’ve got a 14-day waiting period.”

Heritage has seen outbreaks of the virus at locations outside its Western New York footprint. However, these are the first clusters identified at its Chautauqua County facilities — with only a handful of cases reported since the pandemic began in March 2020.

“I really just want to thank our employees locally,” […]

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