Mandatory Sentinel Testing Produces Positive Test Result

A recent mandatory order for Sentinel Testing of Long Term Care Facilities by the North Dakota Department of Health has resulted in a positive test result for Pierce County. This brings the county total to three. The mandatory testing which took place on May 3, 2020 at Haaland Manor Assisted Living Apartments, resulted in a positive test result from a female in her 90’s who was asymptomatic at the time of testing. The State Strike Team is currently investigating the source of contact and has begun contact tracing with the individual.
In a statement from Erik Christenson, CEO – “Heart of America Medical Center has instituted the proper protocols to assure that COVID-19 is not spread to the other residents or staff of Haaland Manor Assisted Living Apartments.”