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Goodwill Nursing Home Tests Negative for COVID-19

Last Updated on Jun 1, 2020 at 3:25pm | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department was notified today that all of the COVID-19 testing results at a long-term care facility tested last week in Garrett County are negative.
Staff and residents of Goodwill Nursing Home and Assisted Living in Grantsville, Maryland, were tested on Wednesday and Thursday of last week in conjunction with the state initiative to test all long-term facilities in the State.
The facility tested 348 residents and staff and all tests were negative.
“We are so glad to start out this week with the great news that Goodwill Nursing Home is COVID-19 free,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “We commend the staff at Goodwill for the excellent job they have done in protecting their residents from the virus.”
At the end of April, Governor Hogan announced universal testing of all residents and staff at all Maryland nursing homes, regardless of whether they are symptomatic.
One additional long-term facility in Garrett County will be tested this week.