CHICO, Calif. - Two Chico nursing homes are changing some measures after residents and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
The California Park Rehabilitation Hospital said several residents and staff did test positive for the virus, but they did not clarify exactly how many.
In a press release, the hospital said it is currently testing everyone until results come back negative.
Administrator Bryan Collier said communication between those inside the facility and family members will remain constant.
Collier said he does not know how the virus got into the facility but acknowledged the rampant spread in our county and state.
An official with The Inn at the Terraces said one of their team members also tested positive for the coronavirus and they are in isolation for 14 days and can not return until they test negative.
Mark McGowan's mother turned 100 years old during the shutdown and he says he feels good about her being in the home.
"She doesn't really commingle, all her meals are brought to her room," said McGowan. "She has very minimal contact with the staff."
The home no longer allows window visits or small groups and visitation restrictions are back in full force until further notice.
McGowan said he is hopeful for his mom's safety.
"Yeah, I am concerned for my mom but I think this property is doing everything they possibly can to keep this COVID-19 out of the Inn at the Terraces," said McGowan.
Officials told Action News Now all residents and staff have been tested and they are now waiting for results to come back.
The New York Times reports more than 40% of U.S. coronavirus deaths are linked to nursing homes.