Veterans home protocols holding COVID-19 at bay

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LEBANON — March was a rough month for residents and staff of the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home.

The first cases of COVID-19 in the mid-valley were confirmed and the first of eight deaths of patients — two of whom had been receiving hospice care associated with the disease — were recorded on March 21.

But thanks to extensive protocols and increasing knowledge about how the disease is spread, there hasn’t been a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the 154-bed facility since April 7.

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