Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 50 COVID infections and 1 death. Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19
On May 28, 2020, Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, located in DeKalb, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases. These statics confirm that 50 infections and 1 death have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.
On May 28, 2020, the Daily Chronicle posted an article detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, describing numerous failures in the facility’s fight against the virus and preventing its transmission. The article explains the lack of information being shared by the community to family members who are extremely concerned for the well-being of their loved ones who are residents in the facility. Numerous attempts to receive updates or any kind of information about how the facility has been dealing with the virus outbreak have been met with silence on the part of Pine Acres. The article further cites a report from the Illinois Department of Public Health which stated Pine Acres had not performed the necessary testing on residents until 12 days after it was discovered an employee of the facility had contracted the virus. This inability on the part of the facility to sufficiently test residents demonstrates a major failure on its part in combating the virus outbreak and further preventing its transmission within Pine Acres.