The Foley Center

The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, pictured here in 2017, is located just north of Blowing Rock.

BLOWING ROCK – The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge is strictly limiting patient access and everyone is being screened prior to entry, but it isn’t testing patients for COVID-19.

According to Foley Center Nursing Administrator Matt Diggs on March 13, proactive testing is not available for either residents or staff.

“Testing for COVID-19 must be ordered by a physician and processed through the county health department,” Diggs said.

No visitors are being allowed in the Foley Center except for certain situations “such as end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the resident’s emotional wellbeing and care.”

Further, all permitted visitors and employees must go through a screening process before entering or re-entering the facility.

“Screening includes temperature taking, responding to certain questions and hand-washing/sanitizing,” Diggs said. “These measures shall be in effect indefinitely.”

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