Westbrook Gardens Senior Living Community participated in a state-wide program for cleaning facilities across Oklahoma on Tuesday.
“We were contacted by the state and asked if we’d like to participate and we agreed,” Westbrook Gardens Administrator Sally Perry told The Purcell Register.
A unit of Oklahoma National Guardsmen and women has been assembled and that unit travels around to nursing home facilities that are participating in the program, where they deep clean the building, Perry explained.
The unit that came to Purcell Tuesday was comprised of one Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen and the rest were Oklahoma Air Guardsmen and women, she said.
Perry said they are testing staff daily for COVID-19 and are having ongoing testing for residents.
“Right now we have 100 percent of our staff that are negative for COVID,” Perry said. “We did have three residents test positive but none of them showed any symptoms.”
Perry said it is not true that one of her residents died from the virus.
“Right now we do not have any cases,” she said. “But we are on full quarantine.”
Perry said they are conducting daily screenings for temperature for any and everyone that comes into the facility including home health, hospice and they tested each of the National Guardsmen that came in for cleaning.