A COVID-19 outbreak at Spruce Point Assisted Living and Memory Care in Florence infected at least 19 residents and six staff members, Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis told The Register-Guard last week.
On Monday, Pete Wolkin, spokesperson for the facility shared in a news release that 87% of residents, but only 36% of staff, are fully vaccinated.
The release also stated that residents are currently being asked to stay inside their apartments and that “all team members are participating in ongoing infection control procedures training.”
While Oregonians living in assisted living facilities were among the first to get access to COVID-19 vaccines and senior citizens have demonstrated that they are more likely to get a shot than younger generations, public health officials have warned that infections among the vaccinated, often called breakthrough cases, are not unusual, especially among vulnerable groups.
Other recent outbreaks in Lane County care facilities, senior living communities and congregate living settings include:
- Avamere Rehabilitation of Junction City, 25 cases and one death, outbreak began June 14
- Good Samaritan Society, five cases, outbreak began June 18
- River Grove Memory Care, 13 cases, outbreak began June 28
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