COVID-19: a local health worker is positive

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A health worker at the North Bay Regional Health Center tested positive for COVID-19.

The North Bay Regional Health Center said the information in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

Health officials say the person is currently isolated and has mild symptoms.

There are currently no other confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our staff, doctors, or patients.

The Health Center continues to take a number of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including visitor restriction and a universal mask initiative – all efforts to keep our hospital community safe.

“In order to further reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among our staff, doctors, patients and our community, our health center implemented a universal mask initiative on April 8,” explains Tiziana Silveri, vice- Executive President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Executive in version.

“The safety of our patients and staff is always a priority and we are taking additional infection prevention and control measures, including improved cleaning, all to continue to keep your hospital safe.”

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is working with the hospital on contact tracing activities to identify and track close contact with staff members who are confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Currently, there is no specific treatment for COVID-19. It is important to remember that most people with COVID-19 have no mild symptoms or symptoms. People who are slightly sick should isolate themselves and take care of themselves at home. Most will recover in one to two weeks by simply treating the symptoms.

If you think you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, start by self-isolating and then use the Ontario Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need additional care. If you need help, call your health care provider or the Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808. This will help keep emergency room resources available to trauma and emerging care patients. If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and include your travel history and symptoms.



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