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Wed May 6, 2020, 04:02 AM

State orders Southeast Portland nursing home struck by the coronavirus to shut down

The state has ordered a Southeast Portland nursing home with the largest and deadliest coronavirus outbreak in Oregon to shut down.

The dramatic step comes after Oregon Department of Human Services officials found that Healthcare at Foster Creek “demonstrated a consistent inability to adhere to basic infection control standards,” the order says.

The nursing home’s “continued operation poses a serious danger to the public health and safety,” the department said in a letter signed Monday.

The numbers tell the story. By Tuesday, 28 people had died, at least 55 residents had been sent to hospitals and at least 21 others with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections had been transferred to other facilities, the state has said.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/state-orders-southeast-portland-nursing-home-struck-by-the-coronavirus-to-shut-down.html

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