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Mass COVID-19 Testing At Eugene Rehab After Staffperson Tests Positive

Green Valley Rehabilitation Center

A staff person at the Green Valley Rebilitation Center in Eugene has tested positive for COVID-19. Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis says response was rapid.

“Public Health went in and tested over 220 individuals- of those 220 individuals- no new cases have been identified,” Davis said. “We will continue to test and continue work with Green Valley to make sure that spread does not continue.”

Around the country, long term care facilities have been identified as particularly vulnerable to outbreaks.

Credit Lane County Public Health video
Lane County Public Health spokesman Jason Davis gives a remote press briefing on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Lane County stands at 89 (with one presumptive case.)

Four new cases have been identified since Monday (06/15/2020) including a child under the age of ten and a teenager.

Public Health officials report that all the new cases either have links to other positive cases or they contracted the virus from someone in their household.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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