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Village COVID-19 case isolated, contained

FRANKLIN

The case of COVID-19 that was recently discovered in a resident of The Village at Woods Edge has been deemed isolated and contained, according to executive director Billie Turner.

On May 19, Turner announced that an unidentified resident of the retirement village had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The resident was quickly isolated and quarantine measures were put into place per the recommendations from the Center of Disease Control. We took every step as recommended by authorities to contain this to an isolated situation,” said Turner on Tuesday. “With guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, we identified, notified and secured testing for those who were considered a potential risk for exposure. The Village assisted in acquiring additional testing for the affected resident. Through this process, The Village is pleased to report the situation was contained and the affected resident has, since, received a negative test result of COVID-19.”

She went on to state that the facility’s focus is to ensure “the safety and well-being of our residents and employees. We are prepared to respond quickly and appropriately should an emergency situation arise.”

Turner said the Village is in contact with health officials, and supports both staff and residents through education, such as recommendations on how to protect their personal health. She’s also grateful for the staff, residents and their families “for their unwavering support as we fight against the spread of COVID-19.”

We will continue to follow recommendations as our state and community enters into additional recovery efforts,” said Turner. “We are dedicated to serving our residents.”