Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility
Temporarily Suspends Visitation Due to Positive Cases of Scabies
Published: April 27, 2021 at 01:00 p.m.
By: Press Release from Lewis County Health System
April 27, 2021
Lewis County Residential
Health Care Facility Temporarily Suspends Visitation
NY─ The Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility is suspending
visitation on all four floors of the facility, effective today.
The closure is
due to positive cases of scabies on the first floor of the facility. Scabies is a skin mite that causes a rash
and intense itching. The condition
is spread through skin-to-skin contact and treated with both topical creams
and oral medications.
“All residents on
the first floor were assessed, and fifteen residents and a staff member
were diagnosed with the skin mite,” stated Debra Wurz,
RHCF Administrator. “Out of an
abundance of caution due to the positive cases on the first floor and the
possibility of exposure on other floors, we will begin treatment for all
According to Wurz, the floors will remain closed for in-person
visitation until there are no positive cases in the facility to prevent any
possible transmission to residents, staff, and visitors.
visitation does not impact the hospital or doctor offices at Lewis County