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Coronavirus hits Rutland Health and Rehab

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Coronavirus hits Rutland Health and Rehab


"As the number of coronavirus cases in Vermont surges, nursing homes continue to bear the brunt of the impact. About 53% of the Covid deaths in Vermont have been at elder care facilities, according to data from the New York Times.

Genesis HealthCare has been at the center of that death toll. Rutland Health & Rehab is the second Genesis-owned facility in Vermont to fall victim to a major Covid outbreak. The virus swept through Burlington Health & Rehab this spring, infecting 39 people. Eleven residents ultimately died.

In both instances, Vermont Department of Health officials said the facilities had cooperated with state testing and had adequate safeguards in place. But the latest outbreak has highlighted and exacerbated the weaknesses of the Genesis facilities, which have struggled with limited staffing, reduced occupancy and financial losses."


Katie Jickling




November 27, 2020

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Katie Jickling, “Coronavirus hits Rutland Health and Rehab,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed July 12, 2024,