Johnson County Public Health Director Julie Bush has released a statement June 17 about a newly-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a patient of Venture Home Again in Paintsville.

According to the statement, “Johnson County Health Department has identified a positive COVID-19 case at Venture Home Again. This is a personal care home located in Paintsville and the facility has been placed on lockdown. No visitors are allowed at this time, and residents cannot leave the building. The facility has been cleaned and disinfected and common areas have been closed.”

According to the statement, the diagnosis led to a mass-testing event was held on Tuesday at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center’s HomePlace Clinic location in Paintsville. All patients and staff of Venture Home were tested during the event and more results are expected to be provided by June 18.

The statement noted, “The positive patient is asymptomatic and doing well. More information will be forthcoming.”

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