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Delaware County Health Department order transfer of nursing home, assisted living, patients

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 16:49:38-04

DELAWARE COUNTY — The Delaware County Health Department is ordering nursing homes and assisted living facilities to stop transferring patients to help stop the spread of COVID-19

In an order signed Saturday afternoon, county health officer Dr. Donna Wilkins says any patient should not be transferred to a facility in Delaware County.

Any nursing home, assisted living, or similar facility, which has recently received patients from outside of the county, should immediately remove them without a delay, according to the order.

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The order was issued after the health department was notified facilities outside of the county with a confirmed case of COVID-19 were possibly moving patients to facilities in the county.

The order does not apply to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

You can view the order below: