“Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Central State Hospital staff continue to demonstrate ongoing commitment and dedication to our patients,” the agency said. “Our commitment is to do everything possible to keep them healthy and safe.”
The Union-Recorder in Milledgeville identified one of the deceased workers as Mark DeLong, a 53-year-old Baldwin County resident who worked as a licensed practical nurse at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Georgia Army National Guard’s Macon-based 148th Brigade Support Battalion was set to begin testing hundreds of hospital workers for COVID-19 Monday, said Capt. Michael Sherwood, a spokesman for the unit. The testing was expected to continue Tuesday.