AMAZING – Goldstone Assisted Living Facility at 5200 9 South Avenue in Great Falls today reported that they have recently been notified of “multiple” COVID-19 positive cases between its residents and staff . The bulletin did not say how many cases were confirmed.
On August 4, the City-County Health Department said it had identified one outbreak of six cases of COVID-19 was involved in a Cascade County long-term care facility, but due to privacy regulations, the name or location of the facility was not disclosed. MTN News asked Goldstone if that was the basis of the August 4 announcement, but we have yet to receive a response.
To date, there have been 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cascade County; of these, 55 are currently in service, 108 have been recovered and 4 have died. One of those deaths, according to CCHD, has been linked outbreak care facility. CCHD said on Wednesday that three people are currently hospitalized in Cascade County.
Goldstone said in a press release that staff and residents attended Governor Steve Bullock’s key testing event on June 29 and all test results were virus-negative. On July 28, a resident was hospitalized and tested positive for COVID-19 the next day.
Goldstone implements quarantine measures for all employees and residents and scheduled inspections for all employees and residents. The trial was conducted on July 30 at Goldstone. The additional group testing takes place on August 3 and 6, and another round of testing is scheduled for Thursday, August 13.
Goldstone, which has 14 private rooms according to its website, has informed residents of the residents’ family members of the situation and is contacting families to answer questions.
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The newsletter from Goldstone also includes the following information:
Since the onset of COVID-19, Goldstone has been closely monitoring and implementing guidance for long-term care facilities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are in regular contact with the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) Infectious Diseases Program and the Municipal Department of Health, and are working with a disease consultant. local infection.
Deposits into Goldstone have been restricted since early spring. Only staff and medical professionals are allowed in the building. All medical professionals and visiting staff were examined upon entry – including temperature checks, required to wear masks and hand sanitization procedures. These precautions continue. The source of infection has yet to be identified and Goldstone is working with CCHD to monitor exposure. Residents and staff will continue to be inspected weekly thereafter. Personnel are fully equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) and all residents are in their rooms to prevent the possibility of transmission of the disease. Any resident or staff member with symptoms will be immediately quarantined and examined.
We appreciate the support from the community, staff and families. Protecting the lives of our residents and employees remains our top priority. To respect the privacy of our residents and their families, no other comment will be made at this time. Please keep us in your prayers and do everything you can to protect the vulnerable in your life.
Montana has added 175 new cases to its total on Montana Response Track map of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. Yellowstone County reports many of the most recent cases with 75 cases, followed by Rosebud County with 24. Big Horn County reports 16 new cases, Phillips County reports 15 new cases, and Gallatin County reports 12 new cases. The data below is from the official Montana website on August 12:
- TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES & RECOVERY: Montana currently reports 5,268 cumulative cases statewide, with 3,598 people recovered.
- HOSPITAL: We have 97 hospitalized patients, an increase of 20 compared to third. There have been 301 hospitalizations caused by COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
- DEADMAN: The cumulative death toll attributed to COVID-19 in Montana is now 80, an increase of three since Tuesday.
- CURRENT DISEASE: State reports are available 1,590 COVID-19 cases are operating in Montana.
- CHECK: The number of tests was up 1,624 from the previous 24-hour reporting period, with the total new statewide cumulative number of tests being 196,036.
The number reported by the state each day sometimes differs from the number reported by the county public health department due to periodic delays in data reporting to the state. We encourage everyone to check their respective county health department’s official website and / or Facebook page for any updates that are not included in daily state updates.