Tests Confirm The Pines Resident Negative For COVID-19

Additional testing of an 80-year-old male at The Pines has confirmed that the resident is negative for COVID-19. Following the July 21, positive test of an employee of The Pines, all residents and all employees were tested twice to determine whether the virus had been transmitted to anyone else in the facility. The 80-year-old resident was tested initially using the ID Now rapid test which was negative. The subsequent test, a PCR test, came back positive, so he was tested a third time using the ID Now. When that test showed negative results, The Pines, at the recommendation the physician advisor to the local Emergency Operations Command for COVID-19, conducted another PCR test and an antibody test. The results of the last two tests are negative.