Update on COVID-19 at Trinity Oaks health and rehab

Trinity Oaks health and rehab in Salisbury is reporting that four staff members and two residents have tested positive for COVID-19. One staff member from Trinity at Home, which is based on the Trinity Oaks campus, also tested positive.

“Trinity Oaks will continue to diligently follow infection control and isolation protocols,” said Bill Johnson, Trinity Oaks campus executive director. “The safety of our residents and our teammates is our highest priority.”

Like all health care providers, Trinity Oaks has been subject to unannounced state and federal inspections to monitor infection control and other COVID-related issues. Out of thousands of opportunities to violate regulations, Trinity Oaks has received no deficiencies during its surprise inspections.

“Outbreaks in congregate care facilities are inevitable when infection is pervasive in the community,” said Lutheran Services Carolinas president Ted Goins. “Despite the pandemic, Trinity Oaks has fared incredibly well over these past five months. Our Trinity Oaks teammates have really stepped up under extraordinary pressure, and we are proud of them for how they’ve held the line against COVID.”

“Testing for residents and staff continues,” Johnson said. “We continue to work closely with the Rowan County Health Department and follow their guidance.”

“Everyone in Rowan County and beyond can do their part to keep our elders safe,” Goins said, “including prayer and practicing the three Ws: Wear a mask, Wait six feet apart, and Wash your hands.”