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Charlotte Harbor senior living community says 2 residents positive for COVID-19

South Port Square senior living community in Charlotte Harbor confirms Monday two of its residents have tested positive for the coronavirus while being cared for at local hospitals.

South Port Square is home to both independent living and assisting living communities.

South Port Square shared in a statement, the health and safety of our employees and residents is our top priority; therefore, we enhanced our internal processes and protocols at the onset of this health crisis to better protect our community. We will remain flexible as this crisis evolves to ensure we are following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will adapt as these issues continue to evolve, and new challenges arise. We are providing all our residents and employees, as well as appropriate local, county, and state health agencies with regular updates.

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that bans visitors at nursing homes and assisted living facilities to protect those most at-risk groups to the coronavirus. He asked these communities to screen their employees before they entered facilities.

We are working to learn if the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County is testing other residents at South Port Square.

Reporter:Anika Henanger
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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