Dr. Frankovich Talks Confirmed Cases at Alder Bay Assisted Living, Impact on Re-Opening Timeline


Eureka, Ca. (KIEM) — After a handful of cases emerged at the Alder Bay Assisted Living Facility, Dr. Frankovich says beginning to re-open the county isn’t to blame.

As of Thursday, there are 6 confirmed cases at the facility. The recent spike of cases may bring some changes when it comes to advancing through stage 2 of re-opening.

The incubation period for the virus is about 14 days and Public Health says individuals at alder bay are still within that time frame. They will be testing residents and staff multiple times over that period and understand there could be more cases moving forward.

Having cases pop up at one facility is more manageable than having outbreaks at multiple facilities like in some places across the country.

Public Health and the Emergency Operations Center is coordinating with other facilities in the county to do all they can to prevent that from happening. As far as testing at Alder Bay, Public Health says they ran initial tests over the weekend, are currently re-testing everyone, and will test one more time during the incubation period.