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 Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ORNC) in Oakland, Maryland, were tested last week in conjunction with the state initiative to test all long-term facilities in the State.
The facility tested 123 residents and staff and all tests were negative.
“We are so glad to receive the news that Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is COVID-19 free,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “We want to thank the staff at ONRC 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.
All nursing homes in Garrett County are now on a regular regimen of testing.