COVID-19 test results for nearly half of the staff and residents at Peak Resources nursing facility in Nags Head were received last week, and a “round of mass testing” of that population was completed Thursday afternoon, according to today’s Dare County Emergency Management bulletin.
A source/acquaintance of The Beacon’s who has a family member residing at Peak Resources told us she was informed by the facility that the test results of the latest specimens should be available Monday. The DCEM bulletin says only that “Those specimens arrived at the state lab Friday morning for processing and testing” and that another update on Peak “will be provided as soon as the test results are received.”
See Bulletin No. 39: https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/6117/1483
Peak Resources, which is located at the end of Barnes Street in Nags Head, has 126 skilled nursing beds, according to its website. See http://peakresourcesinc.com/our-locations/outer-banks/.
Dare County previously announced three positive test results associated with Peak Resources and said all three persons are asymptomatic.
According to The Beacon’s source, whom we gave anonymity at her request, the facility told family members of residents that the three people were staff members and that they are in isolation. The source also reported her understanding that the person who died as a result of a COVID-19 infection was a resident of the facility who may have contracted the virus when he was treated at a hospital. She had no knowledge of the hospital to which the resident might have been taken.
Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 4/11/20