Temporary Manager State-Appointed to Norwich Nursing Home

Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Morgan Cunningham
September 14, 2020 - 9:14 pm
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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio)_ The State Department of Public Health has appointed a temporary manager to a nursing home in Norwich after a COVID-19 outbreak.

Health officials say that since late July, four residents at the Three Rivers Nursing Home in Norwich have died from COVID-19. At least 21 other residents and six staff members have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The facility voluntarily agreed to allow for a state-appointed temporary manager to oversee operations. The interim manager has been on the job for the past week. D.P.H. says the manger has been tasked with evaluating the facilting and coming up with a corrective plan within two weeks.

An investigation in early August found the facility had violations relating to P.P.E., staffing, resident cohorting, and visiting.