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Staff member at Mercer County nursing home tests positive for COVID-19

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) -- A staff member at Maples Health Care in Bluefield has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the WVDHHR Dashboard.

Administration at the facility say the employee was last at work on August 26th, and was not a 'direct care' staff member. Officials say no residents are experiencing symptoms at this time.

The facility is now conducting mass testing of all residents and employees.

Stick with WVVA as we continue to monitor this story for further developments.

Jade Burks

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