Life Care Center worker tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member at Life Care Center of Hilo has tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 23, according to an update posted on the facility website Friday afternoon.

All employees and resident families were notified about the positive result.

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According to the update Friday, residents and staff were retested Sunday and Monday, the results of which were negative.

All together, four employees have tested positive for the virus, the website states. One has recovered and returned to work, while the remaining three are recovering at home and will return to work after meeting guidelines for doing so from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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As of Thursday, there were no active COVID-19 residents.

Residents and employees are scheduled for routine weekly retesting Sunday and Monday.

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