At least 2 medical facilities report new COVID-19 cases among their employees – KHON2

Posted: Jul 13, 2020/ 01:38 PM HST
/ Updated: Jul 13, 2020/ 03:38 PM HST

The Hawaii State Department of Health has been spoken with and supports the healthcare facilitys care management of this worker that includes precautions to secure KCH clients and staff.

HONOLULU (KHON2)– Two Hawaii medical centers reported new coronavirus cases.

” Per healthcare facility protocols, nursing is in the process of tracking and screening any workers who might have touched with the team member.”
Interim Chief Nurse Officer Stephanie Irwin, Registered Nurse, MSN

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, KCH has actually been keeping an eye on all staff for symptoms and signs of COVID-19, and supplying testing when suitable.

Kona Community Hospital has verified that on July 10, an employee tested favorable for COVID-19.

On Oahu, Adventist Health Castle validated that there was a coronavirus-related case among their staff. They did not offer the number of positive cases, they did state that it was a “non-clinical area with no patient contact.”

KCH states no extra staff members have evaluated favorable and the staff member is quarantined in the house.

For the current in CDC standards and protocol, check out the CDCs page for Business and Workplaces.

In spite of strict safety procedures, yes, we can verify and have taken immediate actions to protect colleagues by sending them home to quarantine. This is in a non-clinical location with no patient contact, we are evaluating other medical facility staff a number of times throughout the following 2 weeks to determine any prospective extra positive tests.
Adventist Health Castle statement

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Despite strict safety protocols, yes, we can have and confirm taken immediate actions to safeguard co-workers by sending them home to quarantine. This is in a non-clinical location with no client contact, we are testing other hospital staff several times during the following two weeks to identify any possible extra favorable tests. These actions show best practice and standards laid out by the CDC to protect our clients and associates.