Clusters continue to emerge across Oahu; 6 positive cases hit Pearl City Nursing Home – KHON2

Dr. Miscovich stated a physician with the Department of Health began contact tracing at the assisted living home.

” There is no opportunity we must be opening up right now. Its a best storm, You have rises in the mainland.

HONOLULU (KHON2)– Another cluster of COVID-19 has actually been verified at Pearl City Retirement Home.

Dr. Miscovich stated his group has kept hectic as COVID numbers continue to rise throughout the state.

His team was called to Pearl City Nursing Home two days back after a staff member evaluated positive for COVID-19.

If people continue to gather in large groups and inside smaller sized areas, Health experts said that Hawaii will continue to see more clusters.

He stated Hawaii residents must return to the mindset most had back in March and April when the pandemic started, which he stated resembled getting ready for a cyclone.

As of Sunday afternoon, July 12, Dr. Scott Miscovich, president and creator of Premier Medical Group Hawaii, said there have been 6 verified cases there.

” Think about when this began. There disappeared toilet paper at Costco, water was gone. We treated this like Hawaii deals with a typhoon or tsunami since for those of us who have lived here a long period of time, you take it severe. You get in a mode that its time to listen and we had that mindset when COVID was first announced. All of us listened, all of us used masks, separated, remained at home, we bewared. We require to turn that back on because there is another typhoon and tsunami coming at Hawaii and people need to turn that mindset that we all know so well living in the middle of the Pacific that we need to be serious about this,” he said.

” Late Thursday night one of the staff members was discovered to be positive after a member of the family was positive. We were immediately called by the leadership there, and we went over the following mid-day and within about 18 hours we had all 101 residents checked in addition to 200 personnel tested whichs when we learnt there were four favorable homeowners and after that another personnel member so 6 total people on 2 different floors,” Dr. Miscovich discussed.

He stated numerous of the new clusters have actually likewise come from people collecting in close confined spaces and motivates individuals to be separated and outdoors.

” If were serious, well quickly drop it down, and after that we can get our economy open. All of us have loved ones that are ravaged by the financial effects of this,” discussed Dr. Miscovich. “Some look at us as if we dont care– no we care. Everyone is affected by it, however we understand if we do the right thing rapidly– from a healthcare viewpoint– thats the fastest way were going to open our economy and tourist once again.”

” The state has actually been beefing and doing an excellent task up (contact tracing) and Ill commend them, were getting excellent reaction from them with contact tracing but it doesnt help us if you get an outcome seven days from now or 10 days from now to then go backward and call trace, because youre going to have that much more individuals to trace,” described Dr. Miscovich. “Many things might occur with the individual that you require to do it immediately.”

He stated now is not the time to re-open to visitors with cases rising on the mainland.

” Were doing the strike team testing. This is the testing when you have a break out and you need to be on the area instantly,” he stated. “I cant even openly reveal how many different places weve needed to go that are work environments, nursing homes and so on and have actually everyone there checked.”

His team will test at the center on Monday, and on Friday, and will continue to evaluate till there are no cases reported for two successive weeks.

KHON2 reached out Pearl City Nursing Home. Here is the complete statement offered:

Pearl City Nursing Home has successfully fended off COVID-19 from our center given that the start of the pandemic. We found out Thursday that one worker checked favorable for community-acquired COVID-19. We immediately alerted the Hawaii Department of Health and are continuing to follow their assistance.
We began testing on Friday, 7/10/20, and as of Saturday, 7/11/20, all locals have been tested and those that are favorable have actually been isolated in a “red zone” we created to contain the infection. Initial staff testing has actually likewise resulted in one extra positive staff, with all others evaluated being negative.
As advised by the Hawaii Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two workers who tested favorable are now in seclusion in their own houses and are not operating at Pearl City Nursing Home They will stay in isolation up until cleared and we receive assistance from the State Department of Health that it is safe for them to return to work.
Following CDC, CMS, and DOH recommendations, we will continue to carry out temperature scans and screen all employees for signs and symptoms of COVID- 19 throughout their work shift. We will continue to maintain these practices as long as it is recommended by the Department of Health and Premier Medical Group.
Denise Bilodeau, Administrator of Pearl City Nursing Home.

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“I cant even openly reveal how lots of different locations weve had to go that are offices, nursing houses etc. and have actually everybody there checked.”

Pearl City Nursing Home has actually successfully staved off COVID-19 from our facility since the start of the pandemic. We began checking on Friday, 7/10/20, and as of Saturday, 7/11/20, all citizens have actually been tested and those that are favorable have actually been separated in a “red zone” we created to include the virus.

We all listened, we all wore masks, separated, stayed at home, we were careful. We require to turn that back on because there is another typhoon and tsunami coming at Hawaii and people need to turn that mindset that we all know so well living in the middle of the Pacific that we require to be major about this,” he stated.