There have been several inquiries directed at MediLodge of St. Clair asking for details on those who have contracted and died from COVID-19. This weekend, officials from MediLodge responded by providing a number of statistics. They also noted that because of privacy laws they cannot release information about individual patients.
On May 15, 2020, MediLodge of St. Clair reported a cumulative total of 68 COVID-19 positive residents, and 31 active cases. MediLodge of St. Clair has been working with the St. Clair County Health Department to develop and deliver a comprehensive COVID-19 testing plan for residents and staff. The St. Clair County Health Department is assisting in the facilitation of the universal testing strategy to identify currently asymptomatic residents/staff at the facility and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All current residents have been previously tested. Testing of staff and additional testing of residents will begin early next week.
Bill Gray, Media Director at MediLodge, said in a written statement, “MediLodge of St. Clair is dedicated to the health and safety of all residents and staff. The facility will continue following all government guidelines for safety and prevention protocols, infection control measures, and work closely with St. Clair County Health Department officials.”
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn