Worland reports first COVID outbreak at a nursing home

Wyoming News May 18, 2020

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Worland reports first COVID outbreak at a nursing home

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say the first outbreak of the coronavirus at a nursing home in Wyoming has infected at least nine people.

The Wyoming Department of Health said Sunday that five employees and four residents at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation have been found to have COVID-19 so far.

A department spokesperson said more test results were pending, but officials believe all the residents and employees at the facility have been tested.

The testing began after staff members became sick and sought medical care. It’s not clear how the virus was introduced into the facility.

The first COVID-19 outbreak at an assisted living facility in Wyoming was in Lander in March, the Worland facility is being listed as Wyoming’s first nursing home outbreak.

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