2 Chico nursing homes impacted by positive coronavirus results

Two Chico nursing homes have had staff and residents test positive for COVID-19.

Posted: Jul 14, 2020 6:59 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2020 9:30 AM

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3577966

Reported Deaths: 52798
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119433321569
Riverside2903253829
San Bernardino2868142952
Orange2616083952
San Diego2610013317
Santa Clara1109111797
Kern103622902
Fresno956771451
Sacramento936781488
Alameda808731244
Ventura77849858
San Joaquin670401140
Contra Costa62818681
Stanislaus56323950
Tulare48086766
Monterey42316329
San Mateo39096521
San Francisco34318422
Santa Barbara32087416
Solano30163164
Merced29195405
Sonoma28222298
Imperial26913638
Kings22091220
Placer19882232
San Luis Obispo19724236
Madera15505214
Santa Cruz14700183
Marin13261197
Yolo12854185
Shasta11045179
Butte10981167
El Dorado9168100
Napa905671
Sutter888698
San Benito577261
Yuba577137
Lassen562319
Tehama510452
Nevada397974
Tuolumne396359
Mendocino382143
Amador346941
Humboldt321933
Lake316441
Glenn223223
Colusa213913
Calaveras191149
Siskiyou177914
Inyo131737
Mono12144
Del Norte10075
Plumas6536
Modoc4594
Mariposa3957
Trinity3725
Sierra1000
Alpine820
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 44°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 35°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 36°
We've had beautiful weather over northern California today and it will continue through Wednesday before changes begin. Those changes will first involve cooler air and stronger wind, with rain and snow chances following.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events