By Outer Banks Voice on January 20, 2021
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has confirmed that the Peak Resources nursing and rehabilitation facility in Nags Head currently has an outbreak of 15 positive COVID cases, including 14 residents and 1 staff member.
DHHS Director Sheila Davies indicated that 11 of those 15 cases were identified on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
“The facility has not been allowing visitors per DHHS protocols since the outbreak started with the first 2 cases. As per protocol, staff are being tested 2 times weekly and all patients once per week,” she wrote in an email.
Residents and staffers at long-term care facilities were in the group, along with healthcare workers, slated to receive the first doses of COVID vaccine when they became available.
Asked about that, Davies said she could not attest to the fact that everyone at Peak Resources had been vaccinated, but she noted that Walgeens had provided the first doses of the vaccination to Peak staff and patients on Jan. 6.
“It is important to remind people that individuals must receive both doses to receive the 95% effectiveness described in the studies,” she added.