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A staff member at the Robbinswood Assisted Living Community in Grand Haven has tested positive for COVID-19.

Don Trygstad, the retirement home’s executive director, sent an email confirming the positive test Tuesday.

“As a part of our ongoing commitment to communication with you, we wanted to let you know that one of our dedicated staff developed a low-grade fever during her work hours on Tuesday. Obviously, we sent her home,” Trygstad said in the email.

“To be clear, upon her arrival for work, we screened her temperature and it was normal,” the director continued. “As you may already know, out of abundance of caution and pursuant to the recommendations of health officials, this is our new ordinary practice for all staff arriving for duty each day.”

Trygstad said a medical evaluation and COVID-19 testing was obtained by the employee. While certain privacy restrictions exist, he did say that the employee’s COVID-19 test results were confirmed as positive by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.

“We are working collaboratively with our local health department to assess all of the implications of her recent presence in our community,” Trygstad said. “Currently, no residents and/or staff are exhibiting any signs of influenza, COVID-19 or other communicable disease. We are using extreme caution and enhanced monitoring efforts to look for any and all signs of possible infection.”

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