Nursing home in Morgantown now reporting 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19

A total of 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown, officials said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Sixteen residents and four staff members have tested positive, Sundale medical director Carl Schrader said. A total of 28 residents and 24 staff are negative, he added, with 76 tests still pending.

“I want the public to know that every resident that is positive is in isolation,” Schrader said.

All the positive tests have come from the facility’s east wing.

“[There are] no positive cases on the west side of the building to date, and we hope to keep it that way,” Schrader said.

Currently, the home is being cleaned using an ionization spray of hydrogen peroxide, the same type of cleaning WVU used a few years ago during a significant flu outbreak, nursing home officials said during the press conference. They are also working to create a COVID-19 isolation unit in the facility.

Although the WVDHHR had not updated the statewide total of confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. Wednesday, the number was clearly ticking up. In addition to the new positive results in Monongalia County, the Charleston Area Medical Center was reporting 17 confirmed cases, an increase of at least nine from Tuesday.

Separately, the Marion County Health Department said a resident of that county had tested positive, as did an employee at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department nurse director Sue McKisic said that to her knowledge, no COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in Upshur County as of Wednesday afternoon.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print
Share on email

My Buckhannon News Feed

Betty Lou Phillips, 70, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Saturday June 19, 2021 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. She was born March 10,...
Crystal Lannette (Kinney) Myers, 72, of French Creek, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Cameron Nursing & Rehab in Cameron, W.Va. surrounded by...
BUCKHANNON – Several fire departments converged at the Upshur Cinema 6 parking lot for training June 16. Buckhannon Fire Chief J.B. Kimble said the departments...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice welcomed West Virginians to the Capitol Complex on Sunday, June 20, 2021, to celebrate the State’s 158th birthday and...
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. –– Want to be part of Upshur County Relay for Life, but don’t know how to get started? Want to help in some...
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on draft documents regarding mussel survey protocols and stream guidance....
TENNERTON – Community members who are out walking, biking, hiking or otherwise enjoying nature and exercising on the Upshur County Trails have the opportunity to...
GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State College has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement BNC First Day Complete, a course material delivery model that...
Fairmont State University Assistant Professor of Art, Kylie Ford, doesn’t just teach her students about creative methods and techniques; she also imparts values that will...
Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. Get stories like this delivered to your email inbox once a week; sign up...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has approved Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power’s application for a middle-mile broadband infrastructure expansion project...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at...
BUCKHANNON – Upshur County Schools has striven to be accommodating to the needs of its students during the worldwide pandemic, and in that vein, the school system recently announced that instructional flexibility will carry through to the 2021-2022 school year. […]

This content is available exclusively to My Buckhannon premium members. Join today and unlock unlimited access to all our content, including local news stories, photo galleries, community columns and much more.

(Please wait while we load more stories…)