Another resident and staffer at Green Valley nursing home test positive for COVID-19

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> A microscopic image of COVID-19, the virus causing the coronavirus. Photo by NIAID-RML | Flickr/CC BY 2.0
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> A microscopic image of COVID-19, the virus causing the coronavirus. Photo by NIAID-RML | Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Another resident and a staff member of the Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma facility in Henderson have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Prestige Care. 

“In partnership with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), several of our residents and staff were tested for COVID-19 after we were informed that a resident who died on March 27 while receiving care in a local hospital tested positive for COVID-19, including a resident that was transferred to a nearby hospital last weekend for unrelated issues,” Prestige Care said in a statement to the Current. “We can confirm that this second resident, who will continue to receive care at a local hospital, tested positive. We also know that one staff member has tested positive and has been quarantined.”

A resident of the senior home, Betty Jane Conrad, 79, died March 27 at St. Rose Dominican.

“We are working closely with DHHS to continually reinforce and update our rigorous preventive measures, including diligently screening all other residents and staff members,” the statement says.  Prestige Care did not immediately respond to questions about whether additional testing will be conducted. 

“We are incredibly proud of our team of compassionate caregivers and the urgency with which they responded to this situation, and their continued dedication to providing the highest standard of care during this difficult time,” the company said. 

Questions to the company and DHHS regarding additional testing of residents and staff at the facility near Pecos and Wigwam were not immediately answered.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.