Norlite Nursing Center worker tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Mar. 31, 2020 at 6:27 PM EDT
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Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette has announced one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

A letter sent to residents families and employees says the employee last worked at Norlite on March 25. Within the last few days she's been feeling good.

All other tests at Norlite have come back negative, but about ten remain pending. Administration from Norlite says the facility's enhanced screening protocols are what actually detected this case.

"It was one of those screenings that actually caught the first symptoms that the employee did show, she came to the door, at 2 a.m. she showed up for her shift and she was sent away with a 100 degree temperature, from there she had a couple of bad days with a cough and a sore throat and she's been fine the last three or four days and feels great," said Norlite Administrator, Wayne Johnson.

No visitors are allowed at Norlite and enhanced screenings for employees remain in place. Residents' family members are encouraged to talk with their loved ones by texting, phone calls or video chats.

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UPDATE 3/31/20:

Posted by Norlite Nursing Center on Tuesday, March 31, 2020