The Henderson County Health Department confirms 23 positive cases of Coronavirus. All of the individuals are linked to residents and staff at Cherry Springs Village. Cherry Springs Village is a living community in Hendersonville.
But this brings the county’s total COVID-19 cases up to 50. Steve Smith, Henderson County Health Director, wants to acknowledge the obvious health concern of the county. Because with the COVID-19 cases up to 50, families need to abide by strict lockdown protocols. It is a very difficult situation for everyone in Hendersonville.
The Henderson County Department of Public Health said Sunday that it had confirmed 23 positive cases of COVID-19 at Cherry Springs Village, an assisted living facility.
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Laura Moore is the sister of one of the COVID-19 patients in the resident. She says her sister just had a fever and it was not even that high. But Moore’s sister, Alicia Rogers, is 50 years old. She says it is all happening after 3 weeks of the strict protocol by facilities.
She says, ” But no one is allowed to go in. We can only take things to our loved ones to the door”. People worry about how much unknown surrounds the COVID-19 virus. But just after confirming the additional cases all health bodies in the county are working together.
Cherry Springs Village released a media statement about the case. The official statement is–
Since early February, Cherry Springs Village has complied with infection-control policies, in compliance with guidelines set by the CDC and the NC State Health Department. Hendersonville will continue to work with the local health department in order to maintain a healthy well-being.
But, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, as of Sunday, there are COVID-19 outbreaks in 8 nursing homes across the state.