Fortuna Nursing Home Staffer Tests Positive for COVID, State Reports


A staff member at a Fortuna nursing home tested positive for COVID-19, according to the California Department of Public Health.

According to Peggy Johnson, who responded to a phone inquiry at Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, said the staff member does not work with patients. Further inquiries were referred to Brett Cook, vice president at Rockport Healthcare Services, who did not immediately respond to calls.

County Health Officer Teresa Frankovich said in today’s COVID-19 briefing that the county was aware of the case and “we’re hoping to see that stay stable.”

The California Department of Public Health requires nursing homes in the state to make daily reports on the number of patients and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. The information provided is available on the CDPH website.

Rockport Healthcare manages the four local operations of Brius Healthcare, LLC, including Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, where the staff member works.

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