Life Care Center of Hilo Statement from Life Care Center of Hilo regarding COVID-19
Life Care Center of Hilo

Statement from Life Care Center of Hilo regarding COVID-19

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Hilo, HI

Updated: Thursday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. HST

Life Care Center of Hilo has remained committed to infection control throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In the fall of 2020, we fought the pandemic in our building. Our staff and residents were courageous, and we are thankful to have been COVID-free since November 2020.

Unfortunately, we had an associate test positive on July 21, 2021.

Here is the most up-to-date information:

  • July 21, 2021: One associate tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is unvaccinated, recovering at home, and will not return to work until CDC guidelines for returning to work are met.
  • July 22, 2021: Received results from most recent round of testing, and all results were negative for residents and all other associates.
  • July 24, 2021: One vaccinated resident tested positive for COVID-19.
  • July 26, 2021: All associates tested. 
  • July 27, 2021: All residents tested. Associate results all came back negative! Associates and residents will each be tested again this week. 
  • July 28, 2021: Six new residents tested positive. 

While we are saddened to have new COVID-19 cases, we are confident that our high vaccination statistics and stringent infection protocol measures will continue to serve us well.

Vaccination stats

  • Residents: 95-percent vaccinated (approximately)
  • Associates: 80-percent vaccinated (approximately)

Testing information

Results will be communicated openly and honestly. Our residents are also monitored multiple times day and night for any symptoms or concerns. We continue to screen every associate for signs and symptoms (including temperature checks and other screening questions) when they arrive for work and when they leave.

We appreciate our staff’s dedication and continuing focus on infection control, safety and the peace of mind for the more than 200 residents we serve. We also appreciate the continued support of our healthcare and government partners.

Mark Mann, executive director

Life Care Center of Hilo

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