Governor Carney issued new regulations for nursing homes and long-term living facilities. Across the state 19 facilities have reported a total of 97 cases of coronavirus and 21 out of the 46 deaths (April 16th).
- Facilities are required to immediately establish a group of staff to care for COVID-19 patients.
- Facilities are required to create a separate area for confirmed or suspected cases
- Facilities must create an additional separate area for newly admitted and readmitted patients to be observed for early signs of COVID-19 for 14 days.
- As long as the facilities are following federal and state guidelines, a patient treated in the hospital for coronavirus can return to the facility without a negative COVID-19.
Health officials said the state would identify only facilities that have confirmed multiple cases of the coronavirus:
- Little Sisters of the Poor, Ogletown
- HarborChase of Wilmington, Talleyville
- Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City
- Forwood Manor, Brandywine Hundred
- Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center, Wilmington
- Country House, Greenville
- MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital, New Castle
- Atlantic Shores Rehab and Health Center, Millsboro
- Genesis HealthCare Milford Center, Milford
- Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle
- Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna
- New Castle Health and Rehabilitation, New Castle
- Delaware Psychiatric Center, New Castle