YUCAIPA, Calif. - Fifty-one residents and six staff members at Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation have tested positive for COVID-19, in an outbreak at the Yucaipa nursing home that has led to the deaths of two residents, San Bernardino County public health officials announced on Tuesday.
The people of Yucaipa wait for the other shoe to drop. Today the stunned residents of this retirement community ten miles east of San Bernardino received terrible news. 51 residents and six staff members at the Cedar Mountain nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19. And worse, two residents have died.
The county health commissioner braced the community for even more bad news -- to assume that everyone working or living in the 99-bed facility also is infected.
There is also worry about the potential outbreak at another nursing home in nearby Mentone. Health officials not saying too much about that, pending some test results.
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Wednesday will be a.crucial day. Between the results from Yucaipa and the results from Mentone, we should find out how bad things are, and what next steps should be taken.
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