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Madison nursing home COVID plan rejected by state

A coronavirus outbreak at Maplecrest has infected at least 39 residents and employees. Seven...
A coronavirus outbreak at Maplecrest has infected at least 39 residents and employees. Seven residents have died.(Emily Tadlock)
Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 3:04 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - State officials are rejecting a plan by Maplecrest Nursing Home in Madison to correct federal violations it made during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maine DHHS says the facility was made aware earlier today that the plan they submitted does not meet all of the requirements for approval.

Last week DHHS officials said a staff member at the nursing home had coronavirus symptoms and still worked a full shift last month.

She tested positive a week later.

An outbreak at the nursing home has resulted in at least 39 cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths.

DHHS documents show the facility failed to meet federal requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.

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