Eugene Residential Facility Swabs Everyone After Caregiver Tests Positive For COVID-19

Aug 11, 2020

Lane County Public Health reports new COVID-19 cases have raised the overall count to 597. One of them is a staff person at Oaktree Residential Living in west Eugene.

After a caregiver tested positive for COVID-19, Oaktree Residential Living facility in west Eugene immediately arranged for nasal swab testing for all staff and residents.
Credit Oaktree Residential Living

The 15-bed residential facility arranged for testing of 29 staff and residents on Tuesday.

Owner and administrator Elman Babayev said the caregiver who tested positive for the coronavirus showed no symptoms or elevated temperature while at work. He explained the employee went to the hospital for an unrelated issue and over the weekend, was informed of a positive COVID-19 test result.

Oaktree Residential Living in Eugene tested 29 staff and residents Tuesday after a caregiver was confirmed positive over the weekend for COVID-19.
Credit Oaktree Residential Living

Babayev said nasal swab testing was underway at Oaktree and results are expected within 48 hours. He told KLCC he made personal calls to every resident’s family to inform them of the potential health threat saying, “We are really trying to keep everyone safe.”