BURLINGTON, Vt. – Nearly 60 cases of COVID-19 are now connected to Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare in Burlington’s North End.
On Wednesday, the facility said eight more residents have tested positive, bringing the total of residents with COVID-19 to 37. On Monday, Birchwood Terrace reported 22 workers have tested positive for the virus.
Earlier this week, Birchwood said it had begun testing and re-testing all residents, even those who did not have symptoms. Officials at the facility say residents are still being closely monitored and screened. Visitation has been suspended except for patients a the end of life.
Executive Director Alecia DeMario said in a statement that staff are being screened and receiving temperature checks twice a day.
The University of Vermont Medical Center is providing staff to the nursing facility, since many employees are out sick.
The Vermont Department of Health’s outbreak response teams are monitoring COVID-19 cases at eight nursing homes or senior-living centers, including Birchwood Terrace. The others are: in the Burlington area.
- Burlington Health and Rehab, Burlington;
- The Residence at Quarry Hill, South Burlington;
- Lancaster at O’Brien Farm, South Burlington;
- Pinecrest at Essex, Essex Junction;
- Taft Farms Senior Living Community, Williston;
- Shelburne House, Williston;