The employee raised concerns about the Jacksonville retirement home in the COVID-19 case
JACKSONVILE, Fla. – An employee at a senior residence in Jacksonville raised concerns after another employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The facility, Wyndham Lakes on Old St. Augustine Road, News4Jax said on Friday that the employee who tested positive was “worked in a separate area of the community, which limits the potential exposure to other residents and employees.” Another employee who wanted to remain anonymous, however, believes that more people have been exposed.
“There was physical contact between her and each of these residents in this building,” said the nameless employee. “The young woman who got sick this Friday worked all week, Tuesday through Friday.”
The facility informed News4Jax that the employee who tested positive had reported the result of the COVID-19 test to the manager on Monday, April 13. Management said she had not worked at the facility in the four days prior to the positive result of her test.
The employee who called News4Jax is still concerned.
“Management is not taking the precautions it should take to protect not only the staff but also the residents,” said the employee.
The Florida Department of Health released the Names of 303 long-term care facilities where employees or patients tested positive for COVID-19, including Wyndham Lakes and 21 other facilities in northeast Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis said that in some cases the outbreak of the coronavirus has affected long-term care staff more severely.
“You could have an employee who is not symptomatic and it can go and it could spread across the staff and spread very, very quickly to the residents,” he said.
Wyndham Lakes said it followed federal and state health guidelines to prevent respiratory disease from spreading.
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