Highly-rated California nursing home hit hard by coronavirus

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California nursing home hit hard by a deadly coronavirus outbreak is a highly rated facility. But even with a good track record, it wasn’t prepared to combat the coronavirus when it arrived. At least 17 people died and dozens of staff members got infected after the outbreak began in April at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, a nonprofit nursing home in Woodland that received high marks from inspectors and a national accreditation bureau. The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that the speed of the outbreak illustrates the difficulty even reputable nursing homes face in curbing the virus.

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