Thornapple Manor reports that as of Tuesday, September 8, overnight tests results showed five more staff positive for COVID 19. In addition, four more residents have tested positive for COVID 19. This brings the total staff positive with COVID 19 to eight and the number of residents to six. This is the end of the 14 days since the first patient (patient zero) tested positive. Accordingly, Thornapple Manor has expanded its' COVID 19 isolation unit to eight beds. Thus far, all of the staff and residents testing positive are from Thornapple Manor's rehab center and it appears that these are due to patient zero.
Donald A. Haney, Administrator, Thornapple Manor said "We are continuing precautions that have been in place and we are doing all we can to limit any further cases. Safety of our residents and staff is our number one priority.
So far this week no other staff or residents have tested positive in our weekly testing, although we are still awaiting a few results. We are testing again today and plan to continue testing until we have confirmed the virus has been completely contained.
Please contact me directly if you have any further questions or concerns."