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Two employees from Suwannee County senior living facility test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 8:21 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 08:37:54-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Two employees at Advent Christian Village in Suwannee County have tested positive for the coronavirus.

President and CEO Craig Carter confirmed the cases on Friday in a letter posted to the facility's website.

ACV is a retirement and independent living facility that supports the needs of senior citizens in the Live Oak area.

This is the second senior facility in Suwannee County to confirm cases of COVID-19

One of the employees that tested positive serves in Dacier Manor and one works in Good Samaritan Center.

Authorities say the two cases appear to be unrelated and neither individual has worked at ACV for over a week.

In the letter, Carter stated "We are thankful to report that at the present time, no residents in either facility are exhibiting symptoms of Coronavirus."

For several weeks, Carter says all residents and staff of Dacier Manor and Good Samaritan Center have been screened, monitored for COVID-19 symptoms and they have all had their temperature taken multiple times each day.

ACV has also been working with the Suwannee County Health Department during the COVID-19 crises.

The Dacier Manor first employee learned they had tested positive on April 22.

However, ACV says the employees last day of work was on April 13.

After confirming this case, ACV ordered that all employees who recently worked with the individual go home and quarantine.

In addition, all residents and staff of Dacier Manor were tested on April 23.

Officials say the staff member at Good Samaritan Center who tested positive has not worked at Good Samaritan Center since April 15.

All residents and staff of the Good Samaritan Center were tested on April 24.

At this time, ACV is awaiting the results from both locations.

The facility says its next scheduled update will be on Monday.