Eight additional COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday. The cases are connected to Meadowbrook Place, and were detected as part of weekly testing Meadowbrook Place conducts of all staff and residents as part of its COVID-19 response. This resulted in some additional residents testing positive last week. The residents who tested positive are currently asymptomatic AND will remain on COVID-19 precautions to prevent further spread. The residents and staff who previously tested positive are recovering well. Meadowbrook Place has continued to consult with Baker County Health Department, the state licensing agency, and their management company for guidance on managing the situation at the assisted living community. Meadowbrook Place continues to follow the state and federal infection control guidelines for COVID-19 in order to safeguard the health and well-being of their residents and staff.
The Oregon Health Authority weekly report listed Meadowbrook Place as having 16 cases associated with the outbreak as of August 30. These additional cases will bring the total to 24 or more.
Baker County Health Department Director Nancy Staten says, “The cases reported over the weekend are connected and are not considered sporadic cases, meaning they can be traced back to a specific source.”