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COVID outbreak at Schenectady County’s Glendale Home in Glenville; 8 residents, 9 staff positive, county says

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GLENVILLE — The Schenectady County-run Glendale Home in Glenville is combating an outbreak of the coronavirus, county officials said Wednesday.

“As of today, we have a total of an eight-patient cluster,” said county Manager Rory Fluman on Wednesday afternoon.

Four tested positive Wednesday, Nov. 25, and an additional four tested positive on Friday, Nov 27, Fluman said.

All were placed into an isolated unit immediately.

“Everybody is OK, they’ve just been cohorted,” Fluman said. “Nobody with COVID has taken a turn for the worse.”

Nine staff members have also tested positive. All but two had no contact with residents.

Family members of residents have been notified as per state guidelines, Fluman said.

The positive diagnoses were discovered following multiple rounds of testing after an outside dental worker tested positive last week, Fluman said.

The positive cases have been the first at the county-run facility, which hosts 195 residents and 240 employees, since the emergence of the pandemic in March.

All staff members are required to be tested weekly.

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