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

Jun 16, 2020

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.

After a staff person tested positive for COVID19, Lane County Public Health tested 220 people in the facility. There have been no additional positive cases identified here.
Credit Green Valley Rehabilitation Center

“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.

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

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.