The Moore County Health Department has been notified of confirmed positive COVID-19 test results for four residents and seven staff members of The Coventry located in Southern Pines.
Additionally, two COVID-19 positive staff members and one COVID-19 positive resident have been reported for Elmcroft 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 both facilities from December 13 through December 16 generated the positive COVID-19 test results. Weekly testing for all residents and staff of the facilities will continue until the conclusion of the outbreaks. An outbreak is considered concluded if there is no evidence of transmission following a 28-day period.
With the addition of the two facilities, Moore County’s cumulative total of COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and congregate living settings is now 18 since the pandemic began. Of the 18 total outbreaks Moore County has experienced, 10 have been declared concluded. This is the second outbreak for Elmcroft. The facility’s first outbreak, which was reported September 4, generated 17 total cases and one resident death.
Currently, there are eight active COVID-19 outbreaks in Moore County long-term care facilities:
• Peak Resources Pinelake
• Accordius Health at Aberdeen
• St. Joseph of the Pines
• Quail Haven
• The Greens at Pinehurst
• Tara Plantation of Carthage
• The Coventry
You can find more detailed information regarding ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care & congregate living facilities in Moore and other NC counties by accessing a report published by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) at: https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/dashboard/Weekly-COVID19-OngoingOutbreaks.pdf.
In total, there have been 4,032 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moore County to date.
Courtesy photo of Elmcroft/Contributed.