COVID-19 outbreak in Vallejo nursing home – 34 residents infected

Windsor Vallejo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center reports 34 residents infected with COVID-19

Vallejo Times-Herald, by John Glidden, May 1, 2020
Windsor Vallejo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo has reported 34 residents have been infected with COVID-19. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)

Days after Windsor Vallejo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center reported 18 residents had been infected with COVID-19, that number jumped to 34, according to the California Department of Health.

The data, which is current as of Thursday, also showed that less than 11 healthcare workers at the facility have tested positive with coronavirus.

Recent attempts to reach the facility and Josh Sable, general counsel for Windsor Healthcare, for comment have been unsuccessful.

“We continue to work closely with the Windsor facility around this incident. An outbreak at a Skilled Nursing Facility is a high priority to Solano Public Health and we are responding in such a matter,” said Solano County Public Health Administrator Jayleen Richards on Friday.

Officials previous told the Times-Herald that they learned about the infections on April 24. At that time, 12 residents had tested positive. That’s when county health began testing of residents and health care workers at the facility.

They also said earlier in the week that four health care workers were infected.

Questions remain on how so many were infected while the eight other facilities in Solano County have reported zero COVID-19 related infections for their residents and health care workers.

The city of Vallejo continues to lead the county in the number of COVID-19 infections with 125, the Solano County Public Health reported on Friday.

Fairfield has 60, while the city of Vacaville has reported 35 coronavirus cases, the same data shows.