Several Dozen Coronavirus Cases At Long-Term Care Facilities In New Jersey

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Published on March 27, 2020 - Duration: 02:46s
Chantee Lans reports.
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Several Dozen Coronavirus Cases At Long-Term Care Facilities In New Jersey

NATIONAL GUARD WILL BEGINNOTHING, AS SOON AS TOMORROW.BIG CHALLENGE IN THECOVID-19 CRISIS KEEPINGNURSING HOME, CARE FACILITYRESIDENTS SAFE AND HEALTHY NNEW JERSEY THERE ARE ALL READYSEVERAL DOZEN POSITIVE CASESLINC TO RESIDENTS IN THESECARE SETTINGS."EYEWITNESS NEWS" REPORTERCHANTEE LANS SPOKE TO FAMILYMEMBERS WHO FEARED THEIR LOVEDONES HAVE BEEN EXPOSED.SHE'S IN MOUNT LAUREL RIGHTNOW, CHANTEE.THE STATE HEALTHCOMMISSIONER ANNOUNCED THATTHERE ARE 65 POSITIVE CASENESSNURSING HOMES ACROSS THE STATEINCLUDING AT THIS ONE RIGHTHERE.THE GOVERNOR, GOVERNOR PHILMURPHY ALSO ANNOUNCE THAT HADTHERE WILL BE 140MILLION-DOLLAR ALLOCATED,TOWARDS HEALTH CARE PROVIDETOURS HELP IN THE FIGHTAGAINST COVID-19 NEW JERSEYGOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY OFFEREDWORDS OVEN COURAGEMENT THISAFTERNOON TO ALL ELDERLYRESIDENT TRYING TO AVOID THECORONAVIRUS.TO OUR SENIORS WHO WERE ONTHAT CALL AND OR WATCHING NOWWE HAVE YOUR BACKS AND WE KNOWTHAT THIS IS PARTICULARLYANXIETY PROVOKING TIME FOR YOUALL.REPORTER: MEANWHILE INMOUNT LAUREL ALL EMPLOYEES ARENOW BEING CHECKED FORCORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS AS THEYWORK AT LAUREL BROOKEREHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARECENTERS.THINKS AFTER THREE COVID-19DEATHS WERE REPORTED FROM THENURSING HOME FACILITY.IT IS FRUSTRATING.REPORTER: VICTORIA MASSAPULLED HER MOTHER OF THENURSING HOME AFTER STAYINGTHERE FOR FIVE WEEKS.HER MOTH INNER ISOLATIONDEVELOPED A COUGH WHILE IN THENURSING HOME.SHE ASKED TO BE TESTED SEVERALTIMES AND SAYS THAT THAT NEVERHAPPENED.IT IS FRUSTRATE TO GO FINDOUT FROM THE NEWS THEY HAD 19POSITIVE CASES AND THREEDEATHS, AND THAT WHAT THEYSAYING.REPORTER: MERCER COUNTYLOVED ONES OF ELDERLY RESIDENTAT HAMILTON CONTINUING CARESENT INNER HAMILTON ARE ONEDGE.MY MOTHER AND I WEREALERTED YESTERDAY EVENING FROMA STAFF MEMBER THERE THATTHERE WAS UNFORTUNATELY A CASEIN THE NURSING HOME.REPORTER: LAURA'S EIGHTTHREE-YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER HASDEMENTIA.IF YOU ARE IN A NURSINGHOMEWORKING WITH SENIORS ITHINK THAT IS MAN TRY ANDFIRST RESPONDERS NEED TO BETESTED.REPORTER: WE HAVE REACHEDOUT TO HAMILTON CONTINUINGCARE CENTER AND ADMINISTRATORTHERE RELEASED A STATEMENTREADING IN PART THAT THE NEWJERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHHAS BEEN NOTIFIED, OFPOTENTIAL EXPOSURE AND A LOCALHEALTH OFFICER FROM HAMILTONTOWNSHIP, IS IN TOUCH WITH THEFACILITY ALMOST DAILY,DISINFECTION, PERSONALPROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND ALLRECOMMENDED PROTOCOLS AND INSERVICE TRAINING ARE ON GOING.BURLINGTON COUNTY HEALTHOFFICIALS ANNOUNCE THAT HADTHERE ARE 17 ADDITIONALPOSITIVE CASES, IN THISCOUNTY, BRINGING THE TOTAL NOWTO 84.LIVE FROM MOUNT LAUREL, NEW

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