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Worker at Good Shepherd Nursing Home Tests Positive for COVID-19

WHEELING – A worker at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling has tested positive for the coronavirus, the facility’s officials announced Wednesday.

The staff member is believed to have contracted COVID-19 “as a result of community contact,” according to Donald Kirsch, administrator for Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

In response, Kirsch said all residents and staff at the facility will be tested for the coronavirus out of “an abundance of caution” and as recommended by state and federal guidelines.

“Fortunately, our staff member is showing no symptoms of the virus,” Kirsch said.

Kirsch did not say when the staff member tested positive or in what capacity the person was working at the nursing home.

“We have informed all residents, their family members and all staff members of this occurrence as well as the upcoming testing,” Kirsch added. “I wish to thank our family members, many of whom expressed their concern and prayers for the welfare of our staff member.”

Look for more details in Thursday’s newspaper.

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