Pacific Care and Rehabilitation contains COVID-19 “outbreak” to one

Earlier case contained as well

Grays Harbor County Public Health, Grays Harbor Emergency Operations Center, and Pacific Care and Rehabilitation say a COVID-19 outbreak at Pacific Care was confined to one patient.

Washington State Department of Health classifies any positive case of COVID-19 within a long term care facility as an outbreak.

The third and final round of testing of all employees and residents was completed Aug. 25 and no new positive cases were identified.

“Pacific Care and Rehabilitation has been successful yet again at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 within their facility,” said Grays Harbor County Health Officer, Dr. John Bausher. “Thanks to appropriate procedures to reduce the spread, no residents have tested positive as part of this outbreak.”

In May of this year, a resident of Pacific Care and Rehabilitation had tested positive for COVID-19, and that outbreak was also contained to only one case.

The most recent case, first announced Aug. 11, involved one employee who tested positive. Testing has been performed every seven days per Centers of Disease and Control guidelines for long term care facilities. There had been 14 continuous days with no positive cases, as of Wednesday, according to Public Health.