On September 17, 2020 Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) confirmed six cases of COVID-19 in residents of Buena Vista Healthcare, a skilled nursing facility located at 151 Buena Vista Dr, in Colville. An additional case linked to this outbreak was detected today, September 18th. This follows confirmation of two COVID-19 cases reported in the prior week at the facility.
NETCHD and Washington State Department of Health is working directly with Buena Vista management to complete facility wide testing and assist with guidance for limiting further transmission. Facility wide testing was completed on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 for residents and staff. Nearly half of the test results of the 111 residents and staff tested have been received by Northeast Tri County Health District, however it may take several days to receive the remaining test results.