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No COVID-19 since single confirmed case at Papillion Manor

Posted at 5:45 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 19:23:01-04

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) -- — A metro nursing home is talking about how they overcame one of the first COVID-19 cases in the state.

On March 26, a confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified at Papillion Manor. The person had just come to the nursing home 9 days earlier for rehab, and developed a fever the next day.

The administrator says they soon took serious PPE and staff precautions with the patient, and isolated all other residents for 14 days. The person with the Coronavirus went to the hospital.

Since then, Papillion Manor has had no other COVID cases.

Their administrator says team members identified the issue early and took isolation seriously immediately.

“We would much rather people take it the extreme of isolation, and PPE than to the other extreme that we do nothing and look what happens and look how devastating this can be,” said Linnea Detrick, Administrator of Papillion Manor.

Detrick says other nursing and assisted living facilities need to pay attention to their residents, trust their gut if they feel something is off, and move quickly to stop the spread.

Papillion Manor says the person who tested positive for COVID-19 was only a temporary rehab patient. They are doing okay but they haven’t returned to the facility because they were only supposed to be here on a short term basis.