latte County Health Department received information late Monday evening that one resident has tested positive for COVID-19 in a long term care facility in Platte County.
The Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC has already been in contact with the Platte County Health Department.
“We commend the administration of the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their rapid communication with the health department and proactive response,” the health department said in a press release Tuesday evening.
“PCHD takes the health of the residents and staff very seriously, and we are already working closely with the administration of the facility to ensure staff and residents are being tested as fast as possible. We have implemented a testing center and deployed a team of nurses with the help of Riverside’s Office of Emergency Management. We are pleased to report that the testing of staff is already underway,” the health department says.
“As per public health protocol, we will be following up with any positive cases that may result in our investigations. You can continue to find updated COVID-19 information via our website and social media,” the health department news release said.
“This example of community spread shows why Platte County residents should continue to take steps to protect themselves and others,” the health department said in its release.