The Moore County Health Department has been notified of confirmed positive COVID-19 test results for one staff member and one resident of Penick Village located in Southern Pines. In long-term care or congregate living settings, a COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases.
Testing conducted at Penick Village October 5 through 7 generated the facility’s two COVID-19 positive test results. Weekly testing for all residents and staff of the facility’s assisted living section will continue until the conclusion of the outbreak. An outbreak is considered concluded if there is no evidence of transmission following a 28-day period.
Bi-weekly COVID-19 testing for all nursing home staff was mandated by Secretarial Order #2 beginning August 7.
With the addition of Penick Village, Moore County’s cumulative total of COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and congregate living settings is now 13 since the pandemic began. Of the 13 total outbreaks Moore County has experienced, four have been declared concluded (Pinehurst Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Fox Hollow, Seven Lakes Assisted Living and Memory Care, and Peak Resources Pinelake).
In total, there have been 1,858 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date. An estimated 1,656 residents have recovered.
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