Sheboygan nursing home connected to nearly half of COVID-19 cases in Sheboygan County

Posted at 1:43 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 14:43:51-04

SHEBOYGAN — A second resident of Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has died of COVID-19 in the past week.

Ten people, both residents and staff, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility so far and at least 30 staff members have had to enter quarantine.

The Wisconsin National Guard was deployed there Sunday.

“The state made the request for us to assist immediately,” said Capt. Joe Trovato.

The National Guard's job is to make sure every resident and staff member gets tested for COVID-19.

More than 90 residents of the facility were tested in their rooms while staff members were tested outside the building.

Sunny Ridge is connected to nearly half of Sheboygan County’s 22 coronavirus cases, and the county’s only two deaths.

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