National Guard being brought in to Westmoreland Manor amid rise in COVID-19 cases

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National Guard being brought in to Westmoreland Manor amid rise in COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: Westmoreland County commissioners have decided to bring in the National Guard to assist at Westmoreland Manor.The role of the Guard will be to take over testing at the county-operated nursing facility, allowing management to return to normal duties.Commissioners met with Excela Health and the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program about the issue on Thursday.Of the 59 total cases at Westmoreland Manor, commissioners say most patients are currently asymptomatic.This is a developing story. Follow @JimWTAE for updates and watch his report on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 tonight at 5 p.m. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.PREVIOUS STORY: The office of the Westmoreland County commissioners released new information on Thursday morning, saying there are now 47 positive COVID-19 tests among the 336 residents at Westmoreland Manor. That is 15 more residents with positive cases than what was reported Tuesday afternoon.The news release also said four additional employees have now tested positive for COVID-19.Westmoreland Manor will continue to test all staff and residents that tested negative every three to seven days until 14 days after the most recent positive test result.The release also said Westmoreland Manor will continue to be vigilant in monitorial for symptoms and performing serial surveillance testing.They also said they are following all current guidelines.

GREENSBURG, Pa. —

UPDATE: Westmoreland County commissioners have decided to bring in the National Guard to assist at Westmoreland Manor.

The role of the Guard will be to take over testing at the county-operated nursing facility, allowing management to return to normal duties.

Commissioners met with Excela Health and the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program about the issue on Thursday.

Of the 59 total cases at Westmoreland Manor, commissioners say most patients are currently asymptomatic.

This is a developing story. Follow @JimWTAE for updates and watch his report on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 tonight at 5 p.m. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.

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#BREAKING: Westmoreland County Commissioners are bringing in the National Guard to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak at Westmoreland Manor. As of right now, 47 residents and 12 employees have tested positive according to commissioners. https://t.co/zNcPGx5GKv

— Jim Madalinsky (@JimWTAE) September 24, 2020


PREVIOUS STORY: The office of the Westmoreland County commissioners released new information on Thursday morning, saying there are now 47 positive COVID-19 tests among the 336 residents at Westmoreland Manor. That is 15 more residents with positive cases than what was reported Tuesday afternoon.

The news release also said four additional employees have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Westmoreland Manor will continue to test all staff and residents that tested negative every three to seven days until 14 days after the most recent positive test result.

The release also said Westmoreland Manor will continue to be vigilant in monitorial for symptoms and performing serial surveillance testing.

They also said they are following all current guidelines.

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