6 employees, 4 residents at Atlanta Jewish assisted living facility test positive for coronavirus
(JTA) — Six employees and four residents of a Jewish-operated assisted-living facility in suburban Atlanta have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Jewish HomeLife, which operates Berman Commons in Dunwoody, Georgia, sent a letter on Sunday to residents of the facility and their families, the Atlanta Jewish Times reported.
Two days earlier, four residents in the memory unit tested positive for COVID-19.
Some 43 employees were tested on Friday as a precaution, according to the facility, including those who work in the memory unit.
The employees found to have the virus were asymptomatic, according to the letter. Employees are asked screening questions and have their temperatures taken before entering the facility, and visitors were barred early in the pandemic.
On Friday, residents of the Berman Commons assisted-living wing were directed to remain in their apartments and communal dining was stopped. Meals have been delivered to the residents’ apartments.