Concentrated testing is recommended weekly during an outbreak in congregate living facilities such as nursing homes, residential care facilities and correctional facilities for all staff and residents/inmates. A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two confirmed positive cases related to a facility. An outbreak is not considered over until there is no evidence of continued transmission; this is determined when 28 days have passed without a new reported case. Because there is the potential for rapid spread in these facilities, the health department continues to provide guidance on investigation and control measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the local congregate living facilities.
Below you will find a table of active outbreaks in congregate living facilities in Lincoln County based on data entered into a state surveillance database. This information is updated twice a week on the NCDHHS website https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/outbreaks-and-clusters
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