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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
MABIE NORTHSIDE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR DISASTER REMEDIATION

December 17, 2019, Hollister, CA – Mabie Northside Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) will remain
closed for disaster remediation, abatement, and restoration due to the flooding that took place on the
afternoon of December 4th.

46 SNF residents were transferred to the Mabie Southside Skilled Nursing Facility and Hazel
Hawkins Memorial Hospital and are doing well in their temporary locations.

All of the SNF’s furnishings, equipment, and resident belongings have been removed and are
stored in containers onsite, while the issues with the storm water penetrations are remediated.
Environmental testing also identified a 1% presence of asbestos in previously undisturbed areas of the
building and an abatement action plan is currently in progress and projected to be completed by
Thursday or Friday, December 19th or 20th. Once the remediation and abatement processes are
complete, restoration of the building can begin under an Emergency Authorization from OSHPD (Office
of Statewide Health Planning and Development).

It is anticipated that residents may be able to return to the facility as soon as late January or early
February 2020.

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