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7 COVID-19 cases linked to assisted living facility in Spencer

Update: Riverview Terrace Assisted Living issued a press release on August 13 confirming that it has experienced an outbreak of COVID-19. The full press release is below, followed by the original article. Press release (August 13):

Riverview Terrace Assisted Living, a division of St. Luke Homes & Services, is reporting an outbreak of Covid-19. Representatives of Riverview Terrace, Spencer, has notified immediate family members, tenants and staff, but due to tenant privacy laws, officials are unable to share any further specific information about the confirmed cases.

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Clay County woman tests positive for COVID-19

A woman in Clay County has tested positive for COVID-19, the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed on Tuesday. The woman is Clay County’s first positive case. She is 18 to 40 years old, according to a press release from Spencer Hospital. The woman is recovering at home in isolation. In the press release, Dr. Amanda Young, Spencer Hospital Medical Staff President, stated “it was a matter of time” before COVID-19 reached northwest Iowa.