Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught has announced that six patients and two healthcare professionals at the Redwood Springs Healthcare Center tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Due to protected health information requirements and to maintain patient privacy, no further information about these cases was made public. Center has eight coronavirus cases
“We are thinking about the patients and staff at Redwood Springs,” said, Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County Public Health Officer. “Public health staff are working in close coordination with Redwood Springs Healthcare Center to monitor everyone in the facility.”
Positive COVID-19 patients are currently being housed in shared rooms separated from other residents and are being cared for by dedicated staff who are only serving those positive COVID-19 patients. Additionally, those who are symptomatic will be tested.
COVID-19 can be controlled by appropriate public health action such as surveillance, identification and isolation of cases, infection control, intense contact tracing, and isolation of persons who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Center has eight coronavirus cases
These eight cases are a part of the 59 total cases that Tulare County HHSA announced on Wednesday, April 1. Center has eight coronavirus cases
The COVID-19 infection can be transmitted from person to person via airborne droplets such as coughing or sneezing. It is highly contagious and characterized by either mild cold-like symptoms, or it can be a more severe lung infection with a fever. Center has eight coronavirus cases
An administrator at Redwood Springs said two employees started showing symptoms on Sunday and were taken to a local hospital to be tested. Redwood Springs offers short rehabilitation nursing stays and complete services for long term memory care residents. The Medicare certified facility is located at 1925 E. Houston in Visalia.
Updates continue to be available on our website: www.tchhsa.org.