Windsor Vallejo Nursing Home – massive increase in COVID-19 cases

Almost 100 infected with COVID-19 at Windsor care facility in Vallejo

An ambulance pulls in front of the Windsor Vallejo Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where 76 residents and 23 health care workers have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)
Vallejo Times-Herald, By John Glidden, May 4, 2020

Nearly 100 individuals have been infected at the Windsor Vallejo Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with COVID-19, Solano County Public Health Administrator Jayleen Richards confirmed to the Times-Herald on Monday.

Richards said 76 residents and 23 health care workers have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.

Richards said the Solano County Public Health Department is “working closely” with the facility to manage the cluster outbreak. She said infected patients have been moved to another part of the facility to recover, while infected workers are recovering at home.

County officials began testing residents and health care workers last week after the facility reported nearly a dozen residents had been infected as of April 24. That initial number ballooned to 34 last week, and then doubled again with 76 residents infected with COVID-19 as of Monday.

It wasn’t immediately known if there have been any deaths at the facility due to COVID-19.

Attempts to reach facility officials proved unsuccessful on Monday, as no one answered the facility’s main phone line when the Times-Herald called for a comment. In addition, Josh Sable, general counsel for Windsor Healthcare, couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

“I’m extremely concerned about the well being of the patients and staff members,” Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan said by phone when told about the 99 infected.

Sampayan said he’d like to see the non-infected residents be moved to another care facility while the infected patients recover inside Windsor.

The mayor said it might be necessary at some point for the state to step in to help stop the spread of Coronavirus in the facility.

Richards previously told this newspaper that the testing data from Windsor “has been and will be included on the COVID-19 Dashboard produced daily by Solano Public Health.”

The city of Vallejo has the most coronavirus cases in Solano County with 125 as of last Friday.

Eight other Solano County care facilities have reported no COVID-19 infections of residents or staff members, as of May 1, according to the state.

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