Officials confirmed 42 people have been quarantined amid the COVID-19 outbreak at a San Antonio-assisted living facility

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Officials confirmed 42 people have been quarantined amid the COVID-19 outbreak at a San Antonio-assisted living facility

San Antonio — Forty-two people are now in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 in a San Antonio assisted living facility, a facility management company confirms.

Positive cases were reported among 31 residents and 11 employees last week at Heartis San Antonio Assisted Living and Memory Care on the Far North Side.

All 31 residents were fully vaccinated; Officials said four of the workers were fully vaccinated, three received their first doses and four were not vaccinated.

In Bexar County, as of Wednesday, July 21, COVID-19 records in the city They show the seven-day average of new cases is 363.

Although hospital stress locally is considered ‘mild’, The location of the city also indicates The level of risk of contracting the virus is “getting worse”.

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Heartis San Antonio said it tests all employees and residents weekly, and also conducts health checks on a daily basis.

According to officials, the first employees to test positive for COVID-19 were “showing symptoms at work and were immediately sent home.”

Officials said all those who tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged from the assisted living facility and have been moved to a nearby partner facility.

“Our COVID-19 mitigation protocols go beyond CDC and Brexar County requirements for long-term care facilities. This includes daily staff health assessments, regular testing of all residents and staff, additional personal protective equipment resources, and emergency rooms,” the facility management company said in a statement. Isolated isolation and paid time off for showing symptoms of COVID-19.

This is an evolving story and we will provide more updates as they become available.

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