Carroll County Health Department Announces Additional COVID-19 Cases at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mt. Airy
March 28, 2020 – The Carroll County Health Department today announced that an investigation is continuing at the Pleasant View Nursing home in Mount Airy where total of 66 residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.
Of the residents testing positive for the virus, a total of 11 are currently hospitalized at Carroll County Hospital and Frederick Memorial Hospital.
“Pleasant View Nursing Home continues to cooperate with and follow the guidance of the Maryland Department of Health and the Carroll County Health Department,” said Carroll County Health Officer Ed Singer. “We’re maintaining constant communication and will continue to provide resources and support to the patients, their families and facility staff during this difficult time.”
The facility is complying with federal and state guidance regarding infection control, including strict isolation for residents presenting any symptoms of Covid-19, staff screening and other measures.
Pleasant View Mt. Airy had previously implemented multiple prevention measures according to state and federal guidance, including restricting visitation and communal dining, suspending group activities, implementing extra cleaning measures and conducting daily checks for both staff and residents for symptoms.
The Carroll County Health Department has provided Pleasant View Nursing Home with additional personal protective equipment for staff protection. Carroll Hospital, a LifeBridge Health Center, provided additional staffing and assets to support the facility. The Carroll County Health Department will offer updates as they become available.
For additional information on COVID-19, visit the Carroll County Health Department’s web page at cchd.maryland.gov/COVID-19; follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; or call their COVID-19 call center at 410-876-4848. The call center is open 7 days a week from 8 am – 5 pm; messages left after hours will be returned the next day.