Town Hall will be closed Monday, July 6 for the Independence Day holiday. There will be no changes to the solid waste collection schedule.

An Overview 

The Town of Garner has a council-manager form of government with a mayor and five member Town Council. Elections for the office of council member are held at two-year intervals in November of odd-numbered years. Elections are non-partisan, and the mayor and council members are elected for four-year terms. The Council sets Town policies, enacts ordinances and appoints the town manager. The town manager administers the daily operations and programs of the municipal government through the department heads, other staff members and employees. 

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Wake County Reports COVID-19 Outbreak at The Laurels of Forest Glenn in Garner

Outbreak Defined as Two or More People Testing Positive

Post Date:06/19/2020 10:01 AM

The following is a news release issued by Wake County on the afternoon of June 18. The county, not the Town of Garner, collects and reports data on COVID-19 cases in the town.

Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at The Laurels of Forest Glenn, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Garner.

Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in residents at the facility, located at 1101 Hartwell Street, Garner. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.

“COVID-19 can spread quickly when people live close to each other, as they do in long-term care facilities,” said Dr. Kim McDonald, Wake County medical director. “Quick action can slow the spread of the virus, and we’re working closely with The Laurels of Forest Glenn to protect their residents and staff.”

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak at a long-term care facility as two or more people – residents or employees – testing positive for the virus.

The county recommends that, in addition to adhering to the state’s order preventing outside visitation, facilities follow its guidelines, which include:

  • Ensuring staff wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times;
  • Restricting employees from working at other locations;
  • Practicing social distancing when possible;
  • Frequently cleaning surfaces with disinfectant; and
  • Restricting visitors.
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