OGDENSBURG – United Helpers received information late Wednesday, April 22, that a resident has tested positive for COVID-19 at its Rehabilitation and Senior Care facility in Canton.
“The resident presented with a runny nose on April 20th, a chest x-ray was ordered, and on the 21st the resident was diagnosed with pneumonia,” said Steve Knight, United Helpers CEO. “At the time of diagnosis, the resident was immediately tested for the virus and the resident’s room was placed under droplet precautions. We were notified late last evening that the resident had tested positive for COVID-19.”
At this time, the resident’s room remains under precaution, staff are utilizing appropriate PPE to provide care and resident family members have been notified.
United Helpers implemented screening precautions for employees on March 10th and have been adhering to the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the NYS Department of Health, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), St. Lawrence County Public Health and other governing agencies.
For additional information, please visit www.unitedhelpers.org/COVID.