4 coronavirus cases reported at retirement community near Centerville

Four cases of coronavirus were reported Monday at a continuing care retirement community near Centerville.

All four cases involved staff members at St. Leonard, according to Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County.

A relative of a resident at the retirement community provided the Dayton Daily News with a letter she said the executive director of St. Leonard sent to families Monday.

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The Ohio National Guard was scheduled to arrive Tuesday to test all employees for COVID-19 at the facility, 8100 Clyo Road, according to the letter, family members and guardians and employees.

In the letter, St. Leonard’s executive director, Jennifer Gibson, said they notified public health officials and are working closely with them to monitor and report active cases.

“Given the high-risk population we serve, we have put into place — and continue following — numerous preventive measures, per guidance from the CDC and public health officials,” the letter stated.

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Those measures include restricting visitors, suspending communal activities, monitoring residents and staff for potential signs of COVID-19; requiring masks for all staff; and frequent handwashing and disinfecting common surfaces, according to the letter.

St. Leonard said it will provide updates at least weekly, and by 5 p.m. the following day when it has a confirmed or suspected case, and asked people to not be alarmed.

We have reached out to St. Leonard and will update this story once we receive a response.

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