Health officials look for cause of COVID-19 outbreak at Watsonville nursing home – KSBW Monterey

Family members, friends and the community have expressed concern over the growing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths at the Watsonville Post Acute Center in Watsonville.”I’m trying to prepare myself that I’m never going to see my mom in person again. I just keep telling myself it’s not going to happen,” said Catherine Bobeda.Her 91-year-old-mother, Mary Tegenkamp, is one of the residents who tested positive for COVID-19.So far, she is doing well in isolation, according to her daughter.”When this whole outbreak started she just kind of shut down because she had to stay in her room,” said Catherine Bobeda.One person only spoke to KSBW on the condition of anonymity.Unable to visit his friend face-to-face they keep a safe distance by talking through a window.”He says, he’s doing fine. He tested positive. He doesn’t have any symptoms. He is being quarantined in fact you can see him right there.”From the beginning of the pandemic, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency said, Post Acute has been cooperative and continues to follow all state and local health guidelines.The facility accepts clients from Santa Cruz County and other areas as well.”It’s still too soon to tell definitely where it came from what we are doing is all the positive cases that are carrying. We are investigating each individual to verify and analyze where the spread may have started,” said Jennifer Herrera, Santa Cruz County Chief of Public Health.Santa Cruz County public records show the facility is owned by CF Watsonville West, LLC and Jacob Wintner is the Agent of Service for the Company.No one from the parent company or Post Acute returned our request for a comment about what is happening at the facility by the time this story aired.”I know that they’re all working hard; that being said, us on the outside are scared to death for our loved ones. We didn’t know what going on and it’s really hard to get information,” said Bobeda.Since the beginning of this outbreak, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency has warned that there could be deaths and sadly that trend continues as the case numbers continue to grow.

Family members, friends and the community have expressed concern over the growing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths at the Watsonville Post Acute Center in Watsonville.

“I’m trying to prepare myself that I’m never going to see my mom in person again. I just keep telling myself it’s not going to happen,” said Catherine Bobeda.

Her 91-year-old-mother, Mary Tegenkamp, is one of the residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

So far, she is doing well in isolation, according to her daughter.

“When this whole outbreak started she just kind of shut down because she had to stay in her room,” said Catherine Bobeda.

One person only spoke to KSBW on the condition of anonymity.

Unable to visit his friend face-to-face they keep a safe distance by talking through a window.

“He says, he’s doing fine. He tested positive. He doesn’t have any symptoms. He is being quarantined in fact you can see him right there.”

From the beginning of the pandemic, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency said, Post Acute has been cooperative and continues to follow all state and local health guidelines.

The facility accepts clients from Santa Cruz County and other areas as well.

“It’s still too soon to tell definitely where it came from what we are doing is all the positive cases that are carrying. We are investigating each individual to verify and analyze where the spread may have started,” said Jennifer Herrera, Santa Cruz County Chief of Public Health.

Santa Cruz County public records show the facility is owned by CF Watsonville West, LLC and Jacob Wintner is the Agent of Service for the Company.

No one from the parent company or Post Acute returned our request for a comment about what is happening at the facility by the time this story aired.

“I know that they’re all working hard; that being said, us on the outside are scared to death for our loved ones. We didn’t know what going on and it’s really hard to get information,” said Bobeda.

Since the beginning of this outbreak, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency has warned that there could be deaths and sadly that trend continues as the case numbers continue to grow.