Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreaks at Long-Term Care Facilities in Raleigh and Wake Forest

Wake County Public Health has confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Brookdale of Wake Forest, located at 611 Brooks St., Wake Forest. This is the facility’s fourth outbreak. Previous outbreaks occurred in October 2021, January 2021 and May 2020.
  • Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located at 3609 Bond St., Raleigh. This is the facility’s fourth outbreak. Previous outbreaks occurred in August 2021, March 2021 and June 2020.

No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.

Our Public Health team has reached out to all long-term care facilities in Wake County to emphasize the proactive measures that need to be taken during this surge in Omicron cases to avoid outbreaks.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as two or more people – residents or employees – testing positive for the virus. Because of the possibility for rapid spread of COVID-19 in long-term settings, NCDHHS shares guidance on the steps these facilities should take following an outbreak.

Staying Updated
Visit Wake County’s multilingual COVID-19 webpage for the latest information on COVID-19. It features a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents, COVID-19 vaccine information and the most current data on how the virus is impacting our county.

Also, look for important updates about COVID-19 on Wake County’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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