Nicollet County Public Health is reporting a coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care facility.
“In the last two weeks, 27 residents and 20 staff members at Oak Terrace in North Mankato have tested positive for COVID-19,” said Nicollet County Health and Human Services director Cassandra Sassenberg.
Sassenberg says a variety of mitigation efforts are already in place.
“They monitor their residents, they isolate those who are symptomatic, they’re implementing social distancing, increasing their use of PPE, and they’ve eliminated congregate dining, they encourage staff who show symptoms to stay at home and they’ve implemented testing of staff and residents to make sure they can follow these guidelines,” said Sassenberg.
Sassenberg says Oak Terrace Administration has been on top of the situation from the start following guidelines of local and state health officials.