Signature Healthcare of Gainesville added to COVID-19 positive report of long-term care facilities


As of April 25th, a third long-term care facilitiy in Alachua County appeared on the State positive report released daily by the Florida Department of Health – Signature Healthcare of Gainesville

Mainstreet Daily News contacted Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, but according to the employee answering the phone,  the administrator able to report details cannot be reached until Monday.

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The Oak Hammock at the University of Florida retirement community in Gainesville reported last week that the six residents and six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 are all doing “okay.”

No comment has been released about case details from Parklands Care Center as of April 19th. 

According to the Parklands Care Center website, a statement addresses precautions that are being taken to protect residents and staff.

“The safety of Parklands Care Center Residents and Employees remains our top priority. In an abundance of caution, with coronavirus (COVID-19), this center has implemented the Governor’s Emergency Order to restrict any non-essential visitors from entry into our center, except in end-of-life situations.”

To date, there have been 356 long-term care facilities in Florida associated with positive cases of COVID-19, according to the  FDOH. The daily COVID-19 report also includes information by county about deaths related to staff or residents in long-term care facilities. Of the 2,748 cases of residents or staff in long-term care facilities, 299 have died.

To review the list of nursing homes on the State dashboard, go here.

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