2 residents at SLO senior living facility test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 01:08:04-04

Residents at another San Luis Obispo senior living facility have tested positive for COVID-19.

Sydney Creek sent out a letter Thursday alerting its community about the two positive cases of COVID-19 in its facility, according to Exec. Dir. Kirk Klotthor.

One of the residents is being isolated at the facility and the other one is receiving care at the hospital.

Klotthor said in response to the two positive cases, all of the residents and staff were tested for the virus and no other positive tests came back.

"We were pleasantly surprised that everyone tested negative given the climate right now," Klotthor said.

The first infected resident tested positive Sunday, Klotthor said, and that person is symptom-free and "doing wonderful."

The resident is being isolated in a room next to the back courtyard that allows access to the outside.

An employee taking care of that resident has a radio that she can let others know they are going outside, Klotthor said.

The hospitalized resident tested positive for the virus Wednesday and was admitted at that time but has not yet returned.

Klotthor and his team are working to determine how the virus entered the facility considering it's a locked facility with no visitors.

Dr. Rick Rosen with the county health department speculated to Klotthor that someone may have been positive for the virus and recovered but transmitted the virus before being tested this week.