The Green Home in Wellsboro has confirmed two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
Tyler Wagner, communications manager for UPMC said, “As would be expected with increased activity and as a result of our proactive surveillance, two asymptomatic employees who have confirmed contacts in the community have tested positive at The Green Home. Due to our universal masking, personal protective equipment use and other infection prevention practices, UPMC facilities are safe places to receive care. We are working with public health authorities to ensure proper contact tracing and any potentially exposed or infected employees are quarantining at home. We are still temporarily restricting visitation at all UPMC Senior Communities long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing, personal care, assisted living settings and hospital-based transitional care units (TCUs).”
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m., July 15, that there are 994 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 97,665. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
“As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach.”
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 18,384 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,517 cases among employees, for a total of 21,901 at 763 distinct facilities in 57 counties. Out of Pennsylvania’s total deaths, 4,767 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Department of Health data indicates two long-term care facilities in Tioga County have cases of COVID-19. According to the Department of Health data, one resident at the second unidentified facility and the two employees at The Green Home tested positive for COVID-19.