Two men, ages 51 and 79, with COVID-19 are residents at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare

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Ontario County Public Health is investigating two cases of COVID-19 at the nursing home in Hopewell — the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare on County Complex Drive.

Two men ages 51 and 79, who tested positive for COVID-19, are residents at the facility, according to a spokesperson for the nursing home’s parent company, Centers Health Care. One resident is asymptomatic and the other resident is recovering well, a spokesperson responded via email on Friday. Both men were placed in isolation as soon as the results from the tests came back positive for COVID-19.

Ontario County Public Health is “actively investigating and notifying the contacts of the two patients,” county Public Health said in a release Friday.

The facility was sold by the county in 2014 and is now privately owned and operated.

The Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare was caring for both patients prior to the COVID-19 diagnosis, according to Ontario County Public Health. “The Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is now working closely with the New York State Department of Health and the Ontario County Public Health Department towards assuring the safety of the residents and staff.”

Centers Health Care spokesperson said via email: “As one of the leading skilled nursing facilities in Central and Western New York State, Ontario Center in Canandaigua, a 98-bed skilled nursing facility will continue to monitor each and every resident and staff personnel during this crisis. Our clinical staff, who have been in proper PPE gear since early March, under the guidelines by the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are making sure all residents are receiving the best care possible and that the staff are safe. The health of every person in Ontario Center are first and foremost our top priority. Also, the facility is working together with those agencies on any daily updates they may have in order to provide the best and most up-to-date care possible, that includes all testing and monitoring of various symptoms by the clinical staff.”

In a similar statement Friday in a release from Ontario County Public Health, Ontario Center Administrator Rebecca Butler said: “As one of the leading skilled nursing facilities in Central and Western New York State, Ontario Center in Canandaigua will continue to monitor each and every resident and staff personnel during the crisis. Our clinical staff, who have been in proper PPE gear since early March, under the guidelines by the Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are making sure all residents are receiving the best care possible and that the staff are safe. The health of every person in Ontario Center are first and foremost our top priority.”

As of Friday, Ontario County added two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 33. Three people are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 78 people are in quarantine. Nineteen residents have recovered and there have been 364 negative tests for COVID-19.

 

Updates at Ontario County Public Health: https://www.co.ontario.ny.us/101/Public-Health