Capital Manor's original tower stands in the distance, behind the construction of a new wing to care for residents with dementia. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter)
Capital Manor, a large retirement community in west Salem, is the latest long-term care facility in the area to report a Covid outbreak.
David Lewis, executive director at Capital Manor, said three staff members and one resident have tested positive for the virus. He said the resident is in self-quarantine, one staff member is fully recovered and another will be soon.
Lewis said in an email that the facility is increasing the frequency of its cleaning, screening employees daily and following CDC precautions.
He said the Polk County Health Department helped the facility get additional masks and the state Department of Human Services has been visiting weekly.
Jacqui Umstead, health services program manager at Polk County Health, said her department has been supporting Capital Manor with PPE before and after the outbreak.
Capital Manor first reported a case on July 6. The facility is licensed for 117 beds.
Marion County has now reported 2,280 people sick with the virus since early March, with 63 deaths. Polk County has 212 cases and 12 deaths.
Brookstone Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in south Salem saw one additional case in the last week, bringing its total to 66 cases, according to a report issued weekly by the Oregon Health Authority. It has been the deadliest outbreak locally with 13 deaths.
Avamere Court at Keizer reported one additional case bringing its total to three. One person has died.
Farmington Square Salem didn’t report any additional cases in the last week. In a statement released last week, the facility said 13 residents and five staff tested positive for the virus. One person has died.
Hidden Lakes Independent Living still has four cases, unchanged from the week prior.
Outbreaks at Boone Ridge and the Springs at Willow Creek, both in Salem, have been marked resolved by OHA. An outbreak is considered resolved if no new cases surface in the 28 days after the most recent person began showing symptoms.
Marion County reported one additional workplace outbreak in the last week.
The outbreak at the BrucePac meat processing facility in Silverton has been marked resolved, but a new outbreak at the BrucePac in Woodburn reported five cases. The most recent onset at the Woodburn facility was on July 10.
Truitt Bros., a cannery in west Salem, reported three additional cases in the last week, bringing its total to eight.
Andersen Hay and Grain Co. Inc. didn’t report any additional cases in the last week and remains at five. The facility said it shut down operations after the first case was reported on July 7.
After a previous outbreak in May was marked resolved, MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn reported two additional cases in the last week, bringing its total to 7.
Salem Hospital reported three additional cases in the last week with a total of 20 cases. NORPAC reported 16 cases, up one from last week.
The Oregon State Penitentiary remains at 184 cases.
Two employees at the Dutch Bros. location on 525 Wallace Rd. in west Salem tested positive for the virus, the company said on its website.
Because less than five people have tested positive, the business isn’t listed on OHA’s outbreak report.
The first employee worked shifts July 7 through 9 and the second employee worked on July 13 and 15, the company said.
“We learned of the first positive case on Wednesday, 7/15 and immediately started closing procedures. As an extra precaution, the location was scheduled for a deep clean overnight. Due to the timing of the second case on 7/19, closure wasn’t recommended, but deep clean sanitation schedules will continue. We are coordinating with public health officials to confirm our protocols not only meet, but exceed, expectations,” the company said on its website.
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