Grays Harbor Public Health and Grays Harbor Emergency Operations Center have identified an outbreak of COVID-19 at Pacific Care and Rehabilitation in Hoquiam. A staff member has tested positive with COVID-19 and was working during their infectious period. The investigation is ongoing, but this outbreak has been preliminarily linked to the Beehive Assisted Living Community outbreak announced last week. The Washington State Department of Health classifies any positive case within a congregant living environment as an outbreak.

Pacific Care and Rehabilitation is working closely with Grays Harbor County’s COVID-19 Incident Management Team (IMT) to have all employees and residents tested for COVID-19. So far, 93 staff and all 61 residents have been tested with one positive result being the original staff member. Tests will continue to be conducted every 7 days until there are 14 day without positive results within the facility. This practice is in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

Beehive Assisted Living Community

Grays Harbor County’s COVID-19 IMT continues to monitor the outbreak at Beehive Assisted Living Community in McCleary. With every employee and resident tested, there are currently 15 cases associated with this outbreak. The Beehive will be posting community updates on its website and invites the community to visit it for the most current information: https://www.caringplaces.com/communities/beehive-retirement-community/

Grays Harbor County Public Health updates COVID-19 numbers daily at noon on healthygh.org. Press releases will be issued when community notification is deemed necessary and not for each case and death.