Coronavirus hits center for adults with disabilities in Toledo

By: - April 21, 2020 12:30 am

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At least 36 employees and six residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Toledo area residential center for people with developmental disabilities.

One resident who tested positive has died, although the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities says the official cause of death is still pending.

Two residents are in isolation at DRR’s Northwest facility, and two others are hospitalized, according to department spokeswoman Tamara Hartley.

Test results for one other employee are pending.

Hartley said the first notification of a staffer testing positive came March 26, and not all the employees affected were direct support staff. 

The facility hosts 90 beds for adults with disabilities, 71 of which are occupied. There are 250 employees on staff.

Hartley said she does not have demographic information on those infected.

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Jake Zuckerman
Jake Zuckerman

Jake Zuckerman is a statehouse reporter. He spent three years chronicling the West Virginia Legislature for The Charleston Gazette-Mail after covering cops and courts for The Northern Virginia Daily.