Public health officials concerned about potential COVID exposure among evacuated residents of 2 nursing homes

Residents at two east Santa Rosa nursing homes that for months have successfully kept their patients free of COVID-19 were forced to evacuate their residents, sending them to evacuation centers, family homes and other facilities during the Glass fire earlier this week.

The emergency evacuations of those most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic is raising concerns among health officials of potential exposure to the virus in the community.

Spring Lake Village on Montgomery Drive and Summerfield Healthcare Center on Summerfield Road were both evacuated the night of the fire, their residents sent to several locations, including other nursing facilities, family homes and evacuation centers.

“It is very worrisome that people who had no contact to COVID had to potentially go to situations where they could be exposed to COVID, especially that vulnerable population that we’re trying to really keep safe,” said Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County’s health officer.

Mase said

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Stockton Suffers Among Top U.S. Foreclosure Rates : NPR

Stockton, Calif., has one of the biggest foreclosure rates in the country, according to RealtyTrac. Art Godi, a longtime Realtor there and former president of the National Association of Realtors, talks with Michele Norris.



MICHELE NORRIS, host:

The mortgage meltdown has hit the Golden State with a wallop. California has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Of the top 10 list of cities with the largest number of foreclosures, six are in California.

One of those towns is Stockton, about an hour and a half east of San Francisco. Just two years ago, the housing market was hot, fueled by homebuyers looking for affordable housing beyond the pricy San Francisco Bay market.

According to the housing data firm, RealtyTrac, Stockton now has the highest foreclosure rate in the country.

Art Godi is a longtime realtor in Stockton and a former president of the National Association of Realtors.

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