CANTON — Pinnacle Health and Rehab reported 42 residents and 14 staff members tested positive for COVID-19, according to its Facebook page Monday.

Two residents are being treated as presumed positive, it said.

On Tuesday, Administrator Mark Jacobs said the count is actually 41 infected residents and two residents who refuse to be tested.

“The virus has made its way into Residential Care as eight of those new resident cases belong to the unit,” the Facebook page said. “The majority of our residents are still asymptomatic, and all are being monitored each shift for change in status.”

The facility at 26 Pleasant St. has two levels of care: nursing and residential, Jacobs said Tuesday.

The staff continue to be tested weekly and those who test positive for coronavirus must quarantine at home for 10 days or until their symptoms significantly improve before they are allowed to return to work. Self-screens are being done before all employees come in, as well as temperature and symptom checks as soon as they walk through the door, the Facebook notice reads.

Indoor visits with residents occurred until Nov. 15 in the facility’s therapy room using 6-foot tables for distancing. However, those were stopped when the facility reported its first positive cases Nov. 16, Jacobs said.

“There were a whole lot of people planning on connecting with their family over the Thanksgiving holiday,” he said, and the outbreak halted those plans.

Throughout all of the difficulties of the outbreak at the facility, Jacobs said he wants the community to know that “staff are doing an awesome job and are working hard to get through this.”

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