CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Three of the long-term care facilities in Cedar Grove this week came off the state's list of venues considered in "active outbreak."
St. Joseph's Healthcare and Rehab Center, Canterbury Care & Rehabilitation Center and Essex County Hospital have completed two incubation periods, encompassing a total of 28 days, without any new coronavirus cases, according to an update the township's website Tuesday. Because of this, these facilities are no longer classified as being in active outbreak.
This status can change if any of these facilities are confirmed to have even one new case. Several of the other LTC facilities in Cedar Grove are also nearing this mark, according to the Cedar Grove Health Department.
All the LTC facilities have undergone in-person inspections from New Jersey Department of Health Survey team. None were cited with any major violations.
As of Wednesday, Cedar Grove has had a total of 472 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 111 deaths associated with the virus, according to Essex County. The county reported 21 new cases overnight for a total of 19,229 since the start of the pandemic.