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Batesville nursing facility provides update on two patients that tested positive for COVID-19

Batesville Health, doing business as The Springs of Batesville, has come through a COVID-19 scare. The Springs of Batesville is a nursing home facility located on White Drive, west of UACCB.

Chief Operating Officer Brittany Devazier said just over two weeks ago, the facility had two residents test positive for the virus. She said the two, along with their nurses, were isolated in a wing of the nursing home.

Devazier said maybe it’s true that timing is everything because the facility had just renovated a wing, and it wasn’t occupied. It gave room for isolation purposes with separation being the key.

Devazier said the rest of the residents and all of their staff were tested and all tested negative. She said she was happy to report that one of the positive residents is coming out of isolation tomorrow.

“There were reports out there that four or five had tested positive,” Devazier told White River Now. “We only had two positives. Actually, both residents have done well. We are grateful for that. We did investigate and decide how the two may have become positive and made a correction.”

Friday will be a big day for facility residents. Using proper separation, Devazier said the facility will allow a resident to go outside and watch their loved ones perform a drive-by parade.

And, Devazier says, in another few days their remaining positive case will come out of isolation.

The CEO said she is proud of her staff. “They worked hard to prevent the spread of the virus. They are definitely dedicated to their jobs. They are my heroes,” Devazier said.

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