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    jewplin Missery

    Default National Guard to be brought in to help clean Grove Nursing Center

    National Guard to be brought in to help clean Grove Nursing Center

    13 deaths, 78 positives for COVID-19 linked to nursing home

    By Kaylea M. Hutson-Miller news@joplinglobe.com 3 May 2020


    GROVE, Okla. — A team of specially trained Oklahoma National Guard members will help officials at a Grove nursing home where 13 people have died disinfect and deep clean the building.

    On Thursday, members of the 10-person team will arrive at Grove Nursing Center. The long-term care and rehabilitation center has been the epicenter of coronavirus cases in Delaware County.

    As of May 1, the center’s numbers totaled 78 cases, 50 of which were residents and 28 of which were employees.

    Thirteen residents have died, most in the highest risk category of 65 years and older.

    Delaware County has reported a total of 13 deaths and 90 cases. Delaware ranks sixth among Oklahoma counties in number of COVID-19 deaths, and eighth in numbers of cases, although it is not part of any of the metropolitan areas.

    James Thompson, health planning coordinator for District 4 within the Oklahoma Department of Health, said National Guardsmen began their cleaning efforts by targeting long-term care homes with a high number of positive cases.

    Thompson said the unit uses a spray designed to limit the spread of the virus for up to six months.

    Eisen Shelton, Grove Nursing Home administrator, compares the cleaning process to ones completed in Georgia nursing homes. He said the National Guard unit will use deep sanitizing practices specifically in the common areas.

    “They are helping out and just being awesome,” Shelton said. “They are doing the work like our housekeepers do but on a larger scale.”

    Shelton said that as of Friday, the center has 29 active COVID-19 cases. While those cases are treated as positive, Shelton said not every resident or staff member is sick.

    He also said it takes two negative tests before a person is considered a nonactive case. A retesting process is underway, which Shelton said should be completed in the next week.

    He called the pandemic “uncharted waters” for the center, adding that his staff is working hard to combat the virus.

    The first positive case at the center was registered in early April. A large number of the positive cases came during Easter weekend, after all staff and residents were tested on April 10.

    Statewide testing

    In another effort to get accurate COVID-19 information regarding long-term care and nursing homes, officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health are beginning to test every long-term care resident and staff member in the state. The goal is to have everyone tested by the end of May using a saliva-based test.

    As of now, Grove Nursing Center, like other long-term care/nursing homes in Oklahoma, remains closed to the public. Thompson said the closures will remain in effect as the state goes through the various phases of reopening.

    Thompson said he hopes people will “not throw caution to the wind” and remember to limit contact, uphold social distancing and follow guidelines recommended by the centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    “If you aren’t doing it for yourself, do it for those who are at risk,” Thompson said, adding a caution about the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend. “Mothers can be at higher risk because of their age or health conditions/factors.”

    Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10.


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    Default Study says: Joplin now nation’s number one hotspot for COVID-19

    Study says: Joplin now nation’s number one hotspot for COVID-19

    Steve Smith


    Most of the time, it’s good to hold the top position. But not always.

    Joplin is now the nation’s number one hotspot for COVID-19 according to the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare Project.

    Joplin took the top position this weekend because it ranked first for the daily growth rate of COVID cases over the last seven days.

    The Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare Project bases its analysis on “natural markets where residents of the United States receive their care,” and breaks the country into 306 hospital referral regions.

    That means county case and death rates are aggregated to each of those regions. The project incorporates rates of reported COVID-19 cases (based on population), rates of reported deaths from COVID-19 (also based on population) and average growth rates in reported cases over the prior week.

    The area under consideration, defined as the “Joplin referral area,” extends into southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and as far south as the Arkansas state line.

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    Oct 2016
    jewplin Moronssouri

    Default Tyson Foods releases results of COVID testing at Noel facility

    Tyson Foods releases results of COVID testing at Noel facility

    Posted: June 26, 2020 4:45 PM
    by Chris Warner


    NOEL, Mo. – Tyson Foods has released the results of recent COVID testing at it’s Noel plant. According to the release, 1,142 team members were tested for COVID-19 between June 17th and June 19th. Of those, 291 tested positive, with 249 of those not showing any symptoms at all and without testing, would not have otherwise been identified.

    The 291 is in addition to 80 positive cases identified by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services or by the their own health care providers.

    The full release from Tyson Foods is below.


    SPRINGDALE, Ark. – June 26, 2020 – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) today announced the results of facility-wide testing for COVID-19 at its poultry facility in Noel, Missouri, one of more than 40 U.S. locations where the company’s extensive program of prevention and testing for the coronavirus is helping to contain the risk of community spread.

    Of the 1,142 team members who were tested onsite at the Noel facility from June 17 to June 19, 291 tested positive, of whom 249 – or more than 85% – did not show any symptoms and otherwise would not have been identified. This is in addition to 80 positive cases identified among individuals who work at the facility by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services or when seeking care through their own health care providers. Team members who test positive receive paid leave during the quarantine period and may return to work only when they have met the criteria established by both the CDC and Tyson.

    Tyson believes that large-scale testing protects its team members, helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 in local communities and helps maintain a reliable food supply chain. The company is also using sophisticated predictive tools to monitor areas of the country where hotspots could emerge.

    To date, Tyson has conducted almost 40,000 tests throughout the country, covering more than one-third of its U.S.-based team members, in one of the largest corporate-sponsored testing programs in the United States. Testing at the Noel facility was done in partnership with MATRIX MEDICAL, a leading medical clinical services company.

    “We are pleased that Tyson was able to effectively use the ‘box-in’ strategy by conducting facility-wide testing of their Noel team members,” said Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. “This approach will help protect the health of the Tyson team members and also the community at large.”

    “Our priority and focus have been the protection of our team members and their communities. That starts with large-scale testing, but our holistic approach goes much further,” said Tom Brower, Senior Vice President of Health and Safety for Tyson Foods. “We believe it’s imperative that we share our experience addressing this pandemic because safety is not a point of competitive advantage. For example, we continue to explore additional enhancements in Personal Protective Equipment, airflow enhancements in our facilities, and improving healthcare options for our team members in the communities where we do business.”

    Protective measures put in place at Tyson production facilities include symptom screenings for all team members before every shift, providing mandatory protective face masks to all team members, as well as a range of social distancing measures, including physical barriers between workstations and in breakrooms. Tyson has also designated more than 500 team members as social distance monitors in all its facilities and is working with team members to provide training and education, in several languages on how best to follow CDC guidelines both at work and home.

    “Our team members do essential work, and their health and safety come first,” said Nathan McKay, Complex Manager for Tyson in Noel. “It is our job to protect our team members, and by disclosing our results we not only take the necessary precautions for our facility, but also provide the wider Noel community with the information it needs to stop the spread of the virus.”

    About Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods, Inc. is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 141,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM.

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