CLARETON, Ohio – The nursing homes at Concord and Rosewood are closing after they were deemed unsafe.
Claremont’s Rosewood Nursing Home is shutting down after the latest in a series of deadly outbreaks at two of the nation’s oldest and most respected nursing homes.
Clairemont’s Concord Nursing Home, which opened in 1894, has been closed since the virus broke out.
Rosewood, a retirement home and community facility that opened in 1949, has not reopened since the coronavirus pandemic in March.
Clarkson and Rosewoods are the only nursing homes in the country that have been deemed unsafe for residents after an outbreak in June.
Closes Concord nursing homeCloses Rosewood facilityThe closures are not expected to affect the thousands of people who work at these facilities.
The state of Ohio said in a statement the closures will be gradual, and residents will be able to return to their homes as usual.
The closure will allow for additional testing and support services, including emergency room visits, and the closure will also provide time to plan and monitor the health of the residents who remain, according to the Ohio Department of Health and Human Services.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.