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Cases found at nursing home

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming has announced eight staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The facility reported in a Wednesday Facebook post that no residents tested positive from last week’s testing, but three of the staff members who tested positive are home under quarantine.

MCMCF said it expected to hear on this week’s testing soon and that Walgreens will be at the facility on Wednesday to administer the Moderna vaccine.

“This will hopefully get us back on the road to normalcy,” MCMCF said in the post. “All staff continue to wear N95 masks and a face shield for their own and the residents’ safety.”

MCMCF encourages people to visit their loved ones at the facility by arranging FaceTime and phone visits by setting up appointments with the activities department. Window visits are allowed, but times must be arranged so MCMCF can have a phone for the resident since the window must remain closed.

“We continue to closely monitor residents for symptoms,” the post reads. “Staff also are being screened before and after their shift for symptoms.

“Cases in our community are decreasing, but we ask all staff and anyone coming in contact with our residents to continue to do their part by following social distancing, wearing a mask, staying home if sick and performing frequent hand hygiene.”

Norlite residents to get vaccine

Norlite Nursing Center, located in Marquette, announced on Facebook that its residents, staff and volunteers will have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 during a CVS-directed vaccine clinic.

It has scheduled a follow-up clinic for Feb. 1 for the second dose.

Norlite Administrator Wayne Johnson confirmed in a Friday text that the doses will be the Moderna vaccine.

Christie Mastric can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250. Her email address is cbleck@miningjournal.net.

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