Citizens Memorial Hospital administration says the nurse is at home convalescing in her forties. The source of the infection is believed to be related to a trip.
According to CMH, the nurse worked on the unit Wednesday, June 17, and participated in a CPR class on Thursday morning, June 18, before showing symptoms.
CMH infection prevention staff work closely with Polk County health officials and contact CMH for co-workers, patients and other people who have been in close contact. COMMISSION will closely monitor co-workers for symptoms.
“We are working to keep our patients and employees safe during these difficult times,” says Gary Fulbright, CEO / Executive Director of CMH CMH and the Foundation. “As COVID-19 cases of climb in the area, it is not surprising that we would have confirmed cases in our caregivers. We are ready and we have protocols in place to protect our employees, patients, residents and the community. ”
CMH employees are screened every shift for COVID-19 symptoms also have their temperature before being allowed to work and wear a mask.