The national crisis in our nursing homes is real and present here in Solano County.
On April 20, we reported that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a “snapshot” listing of all known skilled nursing facilities reporting COVID-19 among staff or residents. The list did not include any facilities in Solano County at that time.
As of April 24, the State updated the report, and shows one nursing home in Solano County that was/is dealing with the infection.
Of nine Solano skilled nursing facilities listed, only the Windsor Vallejo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center showed evidence of the coronavirus. As of April 24, 11 residents and less than 11 staff tested positive.
Windsor Vallejo’s website does an excellent job of sharing extensive information about coronavirus, but does not disclose numbers of positive or active cases. It leaves unanswered whether any of Solano County’s reported deaths took anyone at their facility.
The State’s “24-hour snapshot” on April 24 showed California’s confirmed active cases in 662 skilled health care workers and 1,899 nursing care residents. The cumulative total of cases in the State as of April 24 were 2,329 nursing home health care workers and 3,441 nursing home residents. Cumulative deaths in the State as of April 24 include less than 11 skilled health care workers and 545 nursing home residents.