MURFREESBORO, Tenn., and IRVINE, Calif. — Publicly traded REITs Sabra Health Care REIT, based in Irvine, and National Health Investors (NHI), based in Murfreesboro, have released updated information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sabra has confirmed cases of the virus at two of its facilities. Both facilities have stopped new admissions. The company expects to find more cases of the virus as the government ramps up testing.
NHI currently has no confirmed cases among its 238 communities.
“Operators are following the guidelines set by local health departments and the CDC regarding the screening of staff and self-isolation if they present symptoms,” said Sabra in its update. “The vendor community and national and local food companies have been outstanding at responding to the needs of the industry, and at this point have been able to meet those needs.”
Sabra reported that, to date, the pandemic has not had a material impact on occupancy.