UPDATE: No additional positive COVID-19 cases at Columbia assisted living center so far

Posted on 14 April 2020 at 5:10pm
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COLUMBIA - After a resident living at Cedarhurst of Columbia assisted living center tested positive for COVID-19, all tests so far of other residents and staff have come back negative for the virus, according to an employee who answered the phone Tuesday afternoon.

The facility is awaiting the results of four more tests.

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services confirmed the case April 9 and has been in contact with the assisted living center.

The health department and Cedarhurst of Columbia put out a joint news release about the case on April 9 around 10 p.m.

According to the release, the female resident was tested by a licensed nurse at Cedarhurst after the resident had a low fever. The assisted living facility said this was part of its proactive monitoring and testing protocol.

The release also said the resident currently has no symptoms and is quarantined in her own apartment.