Pioneer Place deals with Covid outbreaks

Pioneer Place, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Assisted Living Apartments CEO Chris Monroe. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

VALE—Pioneer Place’s assisted living apartments have reported 10 residents and five employees infected with Covid.

The assisted living apartments house 26 residents. The skilled nursing section has 22 residents, and no Covid cases.

The first case was detected Aug. 26, and the center has been testing patients once a week and staff twice a week through Willamette Valley Toxicology for the past three weeks, said Lexie Browning, infection prevention specialist at Pioneer Place.

The residents are staying in the rooms, and the center is alerting their families, said Chris Monroe, administrator.

The center is no longer admitting anyone to their assisted living community, and is letting hospitals know about their outbreak to inform any patients . . .