Ventura County's Top Doctor Says Senior Care Facilities Faring Well Against Coronavirus
Ventura County public health officials say that the battle to keep coronavirus out of senior care facilities like convalescent homes is going well. 16 employees and 11 residents have been diagnosed with coronavirus at nine of the more than 400 facilities in the county.
The county has implemented a new policy calling for diagnosed residents who can't be moved to isolated on-site areas to be shifted to isolation areas at hospitals, even if the person doesn't need that level of medical care. The moves are preemptive ones to keep the senior facilities from having major outbreaks.
Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin told County Supervisors Tuesday that in some areas of the country, coronavirus cases have been reported in as much as 50% of senior care facilities.