Nursing Home Evacuates All 94 Residents Presumed to Have CCP Virus

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By NTD Newsroom
March 27, 2020COVID-19
Nursing Home Evacuates All 94 Residents Presumed to Have CCP Virus
Workers from a Servpro disaster recovery team wearing protective suits and respirators enter the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., on March 11, 2020. (Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

A nursing home in New Jersey evacuated all 94 residents after officials said that all of them are presumed positive for the CCP virus.

NTD refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

St. Joseph’s Senior Home in Woodbridge, New Jersey, evacuated all of the residents one by one on Wednesday after 24 of the 94 people living there tested positive for the CCP virus.

“The sisters told us on [March 20] that 12 of their employees were home, feeling ill with respiratory symptoms. The [three nuns] were working around the clock to take care of almost 90 residents. I don’t know how many were there, but when they called us, I can tell you that it was an extreme situation,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said during a news briefing on Tuesday.

Some caregivers, including a nun, also tested positive for the virus, leaving St. Joseph’s understaffed. Everyone in the senior home and some of the infected staff were evacuated and taken to a CareOne facility, a company that operates dozens of nursing homes in the region, reported NBC.

“We are working with the sisters that own (the facility) and take care of the residents for an orderly transition,” Persichilli said, reported USA Today.

CareOne executive vice president Lizzy Straus said that CareOne was able to accommodate all 94 St. Joseph’s residents into one facility in Whippany, New Jersey, after relocating the current 61 CareOne patients to another nearby facility owned by the company, according to the news outlet.

Once settled in, all 94 residents will be separated into two categories—the confirmed COVID-19 patients and the presumptive positive patients.

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