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Staff member at Monroe Community Hospital tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

An employee  of Monroe Community Hospital, the county’s nursing home, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation.

Executive Director for the facility, Colleen Rose, says that at this time, none of the residents on the unit where the staff member worked are exhibiting systems of infection.  But she says that in consultation with the county health department, they have placed all residents in the unit into isolation. The residents will remain in their rooms for 14 days.

Rose says that Monroe Community Hospital continues to follow all guidance from the health department related to employee screening, the use of personal protective equipment, visitor restrictions and other measures designed to prevent infection.