Foothills Hospital maternity staff infected with COVID-19

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“It is a very busy unit, even with a strict admission policy. . . we are selecting new patients and new visitors, ”said Conly.

“You should pay attention to hand hygiene and the use of your personal protective equipment, not just in obstetrics but in any other. “

He noted that it was initially difficult to distinguish between cold symptoms and COVID-19 or even to detect those who had it, which could explain the epidemic.

And he said that any staff disruption has had no effect on patient care.

“This is just going to be a spot on the radar,” said Conly.

The outbreak is the only known one to have occurred in an acute care facility in the Calgary area, said Conly, who noted that other outbreaks of the virus have occurred in the past among hospital staff. Alberta.

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