GROVE, Okla. – The last patient with COVID-19 at the Grove Nursing Center has recovered. An outbreak at the center started in early April, leading to 78 people — 50 residents and 28 employees — being confirmed, and 16 deaths.
On May 7, the National Guard was brought in to sanitize the entire facility.
By May 12, the center had only five residents in the facility fighting the virus. Administrator Eisen Shelton told KOAM they are doing a lot to make sure the virus doesn’t start spreading again since not everyone at the facility had it.
“Just the PPE, constantly sanitizing our hands, constantly sanitizing surfaces, sanitizing our clothes,” says Shelton.
Shelton says that everyone at the center appreciates all of the support that they have received from the community. He also credits his staff with being able to get to this point.
April 18th: 6 resident deaths at Grove Nursing Center