With eighty-one percent of McHenry County Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes and other long-term facililties, I inquired again as to infections at Valley Hi, the county’s facility.
Administrator Tom Annarella replied,
Valley Hi continues to experience no COVID-19 cases in residents and have only had 1 staff member test positive in the community following a child’s exposure at day care. There have not been any residents or staff hospitalized for COVID-19 so there have also been no deaths.
Private nursing homes are regulated by the Illinois Department of Publlic Health not the McHenry County Department of Health.
Perhaps that should change.