The report went on to say five employees contracted COVID-19 and there are no planned tests for the 90-bed facility, Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Residents tend to be older and suffer from other conditions or long-term illnesses, which can place them in the high-risk category for COVID-19.
This comes on the heels of this week's news that several residents and staff at senior residences Oakmont in Valencia and Atria Santa Clarita had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The care worker said, "The smell passes under the doors and permeates through the walls".
Ensuring that families of nursing home residents are informed and educated on COVID-19 safety protections for their loved ones.
In Alameda County, six residents sickened by coronavirus died and another 35 tested positive at Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hayward, according to Neetu Balram, spokesperson for the Public Health Department.
Coronavirus cases reach 1m worldwide with more than 50000 deaths
The world knew nearly nothing about the virus in December, when reports of a new coronavirus started to surface in Wuhan, China . The global coronavirus death toll reached 58,929 with the highest being recorded from Italy where 14,681 have lost their lives.
CANHR and other advocates have been pushing Newsom to open dedicated facilities for nursing home residents who have tested postive for COVID-19 in an effort to separate the sick from those who are still healthy.
She said that 14 of those 15 residents who now have COVID-19 are isolated inside the center and the other person was hospitalized for treatment. Since then, there have been six deaths reported at the facility as of Thursday, according the Department of Health.
A care worker at the Jardin des Plantes home, Paris told Reuters said around a third out of 30 elderly residents had died since the coronavirus outbreak started.
Riverside County officials notified the family members of the nursing home's evacuation this morning. Other states revealed their numbers earlier. "We are following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for infection control and are providing our team proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)".