LA’s motion picture home battles coronavirus despite precautions

Management stockpiled surgical gowns, N95 masks and gloves

Management stockpiled supplies and masks and acted ahead of the recommendations, but the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, Calif., is still battling the coronavirus, according to the Press-Enterprise website.

In February, as confirmed cases of COVID-19 mounted in the region, they stockpiled surgical gowns, N95 masks and gloves  They also told residents, a mix of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing residents, that the campus would go into quarantine on March 9.

No family members were allowed on campus. and food was delivered to residents door. They also began scanning temperatures and questioning workers about any symptoms or travel before they entered.

Despite the precautions, 17 residents and 17 staff members tested positive and six of the residents died in April.

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July 8, 2020

Topic Area: Infection Control

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