RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A Reno Alzheimer’s facility did not have proper personal protective equipment, did not enforce social distancing and allowed COVID-positive employees to continue working, according to a state investigation obtained by News 4-Fox 11.
The investigation, released by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, shows a series of missteps at Stone Valley Alzheimer’s Center in northwest Reno.
After the summer outbreak, 45 people were infected and seven had died, according to the Nevada state dashboard. (Sunshine Retirement Living, the parent company of Stone Valley, disputes the number of deaths, claiming that four residents died of coronavirus).
The report also reveals that Stone Valley management did not inform state or local health officials of its decision to have COVID-positive employees work, despite telling News 4-Fox 11 it had approval this summer.