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Emory Healthcare-owned nursing home confirms first COVID-19 case

Budd Terrace, a nursing center that is part of Emory Healthcare, had its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A nursing center resident in DeKalb County has been removed from the facility and is receiving care after testing positive for coronavirus.

A spokesperson said that they were notified that Budd Terrace, a nursing center that is part of Emory Healthcare, had its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

Residents and staff in the facility are being monitored for symptoms and Emory said proper protocols and guidelines have been followed to disinfect and clean the appropriate spaces in the facility.

"Emory Healthcare adheres to the most stringent protocols to ensure infection prevention throughout our health care system," the organization said in a statement.

The facility is located on Clifton Road near Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods just inside DeKalb County. The nursing facility also has several signs around it cautioning the public that it is a senior living community and "not a COVID-19 testing site."

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