Four more COVID-19 cases recorded at Belfast’s Tall Pines

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 5:30pm

    BELFAST — A total of six cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at the Tall Pines Retirement and Healthcare Community.

    The facility announced on its Facebook page Tuesday, April 7, one resident and one employee had tested positive. 

    In an email early Wednesday evening, the facility confirmed both of those cases, as well as four new cases of one more employee and three more residents. 

    “We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of this within our facility,” said Tall Pines Executive Director Matthew L. Griswold. 

    In an email, Griswold noted the facility is in close communication with local and state health officials, including the CDC, to ensure appropriate steps are taken. 

    “Our employees are diligently following the recommended preventative actions, we maintain constant staff and resident screening for any sign of symptoms, we have been restricting all visitors and non-essential staff from entering our facility and we have cancelled all group activities within the building,” Griswold said. “As challenging as these times are and as uncompromising as this virus is, I am extremely proud of the hard work, courage and compassion I have seen in my employees. It is because of their efforts that I am confident we will continue to do everything we can to keep our residents safe until this virus is eradicated from our community.”