COVID-19 has arrived at a Lake Oswego senior living facility.
In a video posted on YouTube Wednesday, The Springs at Lake Oswego CEO Fee Stubblefield said a resident in the assisted living section of The Springs showed symptoms Tuesday, April 6, and was immediately hospitalized. The person later tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
"The fact that COVID-19 got in our building, while emotionally hard to take, was a statistical certainty," Stubblefield said in his YouTube message. "We've trained for this, our staff is ready for this. This is a fire, like a lightning storm that got started, and we will put it out."
He noted that a month ago, an employee at a different facility — The Springs of Clackamas Woods — tested positive.
"Our team responded, our protocols worked, that employee has been taken care of and is recovering well, and it did not spread to any other resident or any other staff member," Stubblefield said. "We intend to have the same result here."
Stubblefield said that shortly after the case was discovered, a professional contractor was brought in to sanitize all "impacted areas" and a medical team was also brought in to test employees and evaluate residents (who were also tested as needed).
"We have the resources to find this virus and get it out of our community," Stubblefield said.
See the full video below:
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