Stonerise Long-Term Care Facility Resumes Visitation in Moundsville
As COVID-19 metrics improve throughout West Virginia, many medical and long-term care facilities have resumed in-person visits. The latest are the Stonerise facilities, which includes Stonerise Moundsville, the former Mound View facility.
“We are approaching in-person visits with the same focus on safety and overall wellness as we have taken at every point during the pandemic so far,” said Larry Pack, Stonerise Chief Executive Officer. “Everyone in West Virginia can support this progress by maintaining the safe behaviors necessary to keep county positivity rates below the 10 percent threshold to allow in-person visitation to continue.”
In-person visits can resume if facilities have no active COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days and the county stays below 10 percent positivity.
Visitors must follow these protocols when they arrive:
Patients will be allowed up to two visitors at a time.
Visits will be scheduled by appointment only and will take place in a designated location.
Visits will be limited to 30 minutes in order to allow as many patients as possible to receive visitors during the first week. Visit duration limitations will be eased over time.
Visitors should enter through the main entrance where they will be screened before being escorted to the visitation location.
All visitors must wear a mask or face covering, maintain 6 feet of social distancing and use proper hand hygiene while in the center.
All four Northern Panhandle counties were gold or better on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map. Hancock County was green, Brooke County was gold and Ohio and Marshall counties both were yellow.
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced eight new positive COVID-19 cases in its Thursday night report. That brought the county’s totals to 3,717 cases and 65 deaths since the pandemic began. The Marshall County Health Department had not updated its Facebook page with Thursday’s numbers as of 10:30 p.m.
In Ohio, the Belmont County Health Department reported 5,204 confirmed cases in the county since the pandemic began, with 60 hospitalizations and 93 related deaths.