In Friday’s press conference, W.Va. Governor Jim Justice announced that nursing homes will follow the same color coded guidelines that schools use in regards to visitation.
Nursing homes and schools will use the four color system. An announcement will be made next week regarding an implementation schedule.
To enhance the nursing home metric, each county will be viewed and given a color based on population size. Counties with less than 16,000 residents will be based on the number of new daily cases per 100,000 people on a 14-day rolling average. The metric for counties with over 16,000 residents will be based on the number of new daily cases per 100,000 people on a seven-day rolling average.
The DHHR mentioned two long-term care centers in Logan County on Sunday, August 23
At Logan Center, there has been 1 case of coronavirus – which was a staff member. That case is currently active.
At Trinity Health Care of Logan, there are 142 current active cases of the virus. Of those cases, 87 are residents and 55 are staff. There have been 5 COVID-19 related deaths reported from the facility.