An employee of Penick Village, a long-term care community in Southern Pines, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Jeffrey Hutchins, CEO of Penick Village, and Caroline Hendricks, the community’s chief operating officer, announced the infection in a statement Saturday evening.
“We were notified early today that one of our homecare co-workers at Penick Village has been diagnosed with COVID-19,” the statement said. “Since this notification, we have been performing contact tracing and assessing the situation.”
The infected individual works “in one isolated location on campus” and was last at the facility on May 7, according to the statement.
“We have reviewed all screenings of those who may have come in contact with our co-worker for the past 18 days and have confirmed no sign(s) and symptoms at this time,” the statement said. “We also believe from our assessment, the particular situation is a small bubble within our campus not located in any of our healthcare settings.”