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Virus strikes hard at Good Samaritan nursing home in Blackduck


December 9, 2020

Nurses and nurse practitioners from the United States Public Health Service are helping with a COVID-19 outbreak at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Blackduck. (Jennifer Parker / For the Pioneer)

BLACKDUCK -- Health care professionals from the U.S. Public Health Service have been working at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Blackduck after the facility was hit with a wave of COVID-19 cases.

Six residents have died, and the virus has infected 27 residents and 20 employees. The facility employs 52 people and had 28 residents at its peak last month.

"You never really train for this type of situation," said Jonathan Stone, the home's administrator. "It's something that's unprecedented. It is a difficult time, but it's definitely something we're working through."


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