According to family members the quarantine went into affect two Saturdays ago, meaning these residents weren’t allowed to see anyone, not even their family members, just before Mother’s Day.
Trinity Village in Pine Bluff sits nestled in a sprawling campus with fresh pine trees and sunny sitting areas.
“If one or two patients get a virus they close down the whole thing because they don’t want it to spread,” said Rose Morgan who was stopping in to see her 87-year-old mother, the very first day she’s able to.
“It happened just the day before Mother’s Day,” she said.
Wanting to be safe rather than sorry, the facility quarantined off all their residents while the virus passed.
These types of illnesses are easily overcome by healthy, young people, however unfortunately can mean death for someone in their later years.
“We know they’re being protective and they’re taking good care of them,” said Morgan.
The family members we spoke with said they weren’t at all put out by this extra precaution.
“We talked to her on the phone and they kept us up on everything,” said Morgan.
The facility’s administrators kept them informed through it all.