Healthcare worker tests positive for COVID-19 and is in self quarantine at home.

BREAKING NEWS from Donalsonville Hospital

Healthcare worker tests positive for COVID-19 and is in self quarantine at home.

If you are experiencing fever and shortness of breath or coughing please call your physician FIRST to be screened for testing.

March 20, 2020, Donalsonville Georgia

Donalsonville Hospital was notified that a healthcare employee tested positive for COVID-19 at another hospital and subsequently passed away. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our employee and send our thoughts and prayers to all friends and family.

Additionally, we have one healthcare worker positive for COVID-19 who is self-quarantining at home. Healthcare workers are on the front lines of fighting this virus and deserve the utmost respect and honor for doing their jobs.
We are following the CDC and public health recommendations and will contact patients and employees who had direct contact with this employee.

Chuck Orrick, Hospital Administrator commented “Donalsonville Hospital is dedicated to making sure our patients and employees are given the best protection and assistance as we mitigate and contain this virus according to CDC guidelines. We are working closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to make screening for coronavirus more efficient and we will continue to keep the public informed.”

As of today, Donalsonville Hospital has tested 29 possible COVID-19 patients. Thus far we have received 1 positive and 5 negative results. However, the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing throughout the state of Georgia, and state officials are strongly urging people to practice social distancing – avoiding crowds and staying six feet away from others, when possible.

If you are experiencing fever and shortness of breath or coughing please call your physician FIRST to be screened for testing.

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We thank you for your patience as we continue to make adjustments and changes to all of our policies. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, please visit www.donalsonvillehospital.org for the most immediate updates.

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