Hospital: Workers test positive for COVID-19April 7, 2020
From Local Sources
JASPER — Some health care workers at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the Jasper hospital.
"The safety of our staff, patients and families is our top priority," the statement reads.
The hospital is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health guidance for the diagnosis of a health care worker, and is taking several steps, including appropriate work restrictions for the worker and conducting a contact investigation.
"Accordingly, we are identifying and contacting patients and coworkers who potentially are at risk and are providing them with guidance on appropriate next steps," the statement reads.
According to the hospital, additional screening is already in place at the hospital for all staff and visitors. In addition, all employees working in patient care areas are masked and employees in non-patient care areas are masked when they are within 6 feet of another individual.
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