The number of positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases among residents at the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion has increased to 29 cases. The facility also reports another COVID-19 related death, which brings the total deaths to two.
The nursing home is administering COVID-19 tests provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health to the remaining 64 residents and re-testing today six residents that previously reported with negative results.
Another employee of the nursing home has tested positive for the coronavirus and results for five other employees are pending. All employees that previously tested negative are being re-tested per GDPH guidance.
As we previously stated, all decisions on testing at the nursing home are made by the GDPH.
The National Guard is returning to the nursing home this Friday to provide additional sanitation and infection control procedures.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to message us on Facebook. Your message will be immediately routed to the nursing home administrator. Another option is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email will automatically go to all of the nursing home administration team as well as hospital staff, so you should receive a response fairly soon.
If you do prefer to call the nursing home, you can call the main number, (912)367-9841, and then reach the administration team through their direct extensions:
Kim Jowers, Nursing Home Administrator, ext. 2402
Melina Edmund, Director of Nursing, ext. 2410
Candi Lewis, Certified Resident Assessment Coordinator, ext. 1223
Tina Clements, Infection Preventionist/Quality Assessment Director, ext. 2405