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Berrien County Health Department treating senior residents of Pine Ridge with COVID-19

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Posted at 7:22 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:26:10-04

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are working to care for several individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 are isolating at home and are no longer in contact with any of the residents.

The residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being isolated in their rooms and all group activities have been canceled. All residents and family members have been notified of the positive cases and steps are being taken to limit further spread of the virus.

“The safety of our residents and team members remains our highest priority,” said Melinda Gruber, PhD, vice president continued care services, Spectrum Health Lakeland. “We understand this is a high-risk setting and have been working closely with the Berrien County Health Department to ensure we are taking all the necessary precautions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.”

As of Friday evening, there have been 144 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Berrien County and eight deaths due to the coronavirus.