COFFEYVILLE — A Coffeyville nursing home reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
Twenty residents and 12 staff members of Windsor Place have tested positive for the coronavirus. Prior to late last week, the facility had only three staff members and no residents with confirmed cases, according to the Montgomery County Health Department.
The three employees were immediately quarantined away from the facility.
Monte Coffman, Windsor Place executive director, said in a press release that the nursing home tested other employees and staff on Friday and discovered the new cases.
All of the test results were limited to one unit at Windsor Place.
“All those residents are able to remain on that unit and be cared for there,” Coffman said in the press release. “The positive employees are self-quarantined at home for 10 days per protocol.”
Coffman said Windsor Place staff had conducted temperature checks on all facility residents and staff members each shift every day since mid-March. No other facility residents have shown symptoms.
“Windsor Place continues to receive information from the local health department on public contact tracing, which helps with early identification,” Coffman said.
Coffman said Windsor Place has had frequent communication and consultation with state and local health officials, who have been supportive with the nursing home’s actions before and during the outbreak.
Because of government privacy requirements, Windsor Place will not release any information about the individuals who have been tested positive. The facility has been in communication with the affected residents’ family members and provided them with status updates.
“This is a difficult time for everyone. The Windsor Place staff has worked so hard during this COVID period to keep the facility safe. The staff remains highly committed and compassionate in caring for residents during this time. The well-being of all the residents are our priority,” Coffman said.