Two residents of Blair senior living facility test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 9:21 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 23:40:55-04

BLAIR, Neb. (KMTV) — Two residents of Carter Place in Blair have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Three Rivers Health Department.

One case identified earlier Tuesday is a female in her 90's who is symptomatic and is self-isolating at the facility.

Another is a man in his 70's who is currently hospitalized, according to the health department.

The health department said Carter Place is responding aggressively to the situation and is working with state and local health officials.

Additionally, all group activities at the facility have ended and residents are quarantined in their separate rooms.

Meals are being served to residents in their rooms and cleaning and disinfecting is taking place across the facility.

Family members can visit residents through their windows, the health department said. Staff and residents are assessed for symptoms frequently.

The facility continues to monitor the situation and will take additional measures if necessary.

A spokesperson for Enlivant, the company who owns Carter Place, issued the following statement Tuesday night:

“We have a resident at Carter Place who has tested positive and is currently isolated in their room. We are coordinating with local and state health departments. The safety and health of our residents and employees is our top priority.”

According to the health department, there are three active investigations going on related to COVID-19 -- two in Washington County, mentioned above, and another in Saunders County.

Updates on the cases will be provided Wednesday.

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