“Sadly, we have lost 8 residents with serious underlying health issues to Covid,” the statement said.
CNN has reach out to Geer Village for further comment.
“Geer Nursing residents and staff will be eligible for the booster when we have gone two full weeks with no new positive cases,” the nursing home said in their statement. All staff and residents are also subject to bi-weekly testing for Covid-19, and all visits to the center remain on hold until further notice.
“While we must continue with Covid-19 prevention protocols, we want to assure everyone we are doing our best to keep residents and staff safe,” the statement said. “We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates for residents, staff, families, and community stakeholders as the situation changes.”
Only 10 of the 209 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Connecticut, or 5%, have active Covid-19 cases, according to the most recent state data from October 27 through November 9. Of those 10 facilities, five facilities have only one active case.
By comparison, 20 of the 209 facilities, or 9.5%, had at least one Covid-19 case from September 15 through September 28, according to state data.