The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) has identified 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in an outbreak among residents and staff associated with Highland Health and Rehabilitation.
Twenty-three (23) of these cases are residents and 16 are staff associated with the facility. Staff from Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) have been responding to the outbreak since it began on Friday, September 18th.
We are working closely with the WCHD to test and monitor staff and residents, isolate affected staff and residents, and quarantine anyone who was exposed. The WCHD staff and the Washington State Department of Health have implemented additional infection prevention protocols, such as cohorting residents to reduce further transmission risk.
To better protect those in our community most vulnerable to the virus that causes COVID-19, everyone should continue to practice the behaviors that prevent the spread of this infection.
To learn more about our COVID-19 Response, please call us at (360) 734-4800 or visit our COVID-19 Response page.
Highland Health and Rehabilitation is a proud recipient of the 2019 Pinnacle Customer Experience Award, ranking in the top 15% of long-term and post-acute care providers nationwide. This award demonstrates to current and future residents our continued dedication to providing the very best healthcare services available.
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