Methodist Hospital staff members asked to self quarantine after exposure to COVID-19
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Methodist Hospital staff members asked to self quarantine after exposure to COVID-19

WITH BREAKING NEWS COVET 19 CONFIRMED HERE IN THE METRO TONIGHT. OMAHA’S NEWS LEADER HAS THE INFORMATION YOU NEED WITH LIVE TEAM COVERAGE OF NEBRASKA’S FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE, NEBRASKA MEDICINE CONFIRMS. THE PERSON IS A WOMAN WHO RECENTLY TRAVELED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. KETV NEWSWATCH 7S. SARAH FILI IS LIVE WITH MORE TONIGHT SARAH. I’M HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER WHERE DOCTORS IN THE BIO CONTAINMENT UNIT ARE PREPARING THAT WOMAN’S ARRIVAL TONIGHT. WE KNOW. THE 36 YEAR OLD WOMAN FROM OMAHA. SHE HAD A RESPIRATORY INFECTION FOR ABOUT 12 DAYS WHEN HER SYMPTOMS WENT FROM MILD TO SERIOUS. THAT’S WHEN SHE WENT TO A METHODIST EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE DOCTORS SAID SHE HAD PNEUMONIA LIKE SYMPTOMS AND LOW OXYGEN LEVELS. SHE IS CONSIDERED SERIOUSLY ILL AT THAT POINT IN TIME TOOK ALL THE PRECAUTIONS BECAUSE WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE POSSIBLY A CODE 19. SO APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS FOR ALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS CARING FOR THIS. INCLUDING PUTTING HER AT A NEGATIVE AIR FLOW ROOM SPECIAL MASKS EYE GOWNS AND GLOVES. NOW THE BIG QUESTION IS WHO DID THIS WOMAN COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BE WORKING TO TRACK DOWN ANYBODY WHO MAY HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH HER AND MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED REPORTING LIVE AT UNMC SARAH FILI KETV NEWSWATCH 7.

Methodist Hospital staff members asked to self quarantine after exposure to COVID-19

30+ employees will monitor symptoms and provide updates twice daily for 14 days following confirmed test in patient


Methodist Hospital released a statement Saturday announcing 30+ employees will undergo self quarantine for 14 days following exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.At the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Nebraska state health officials, the group of employees will also monitor their symptoms and provide updates twice daily to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.According to Methodist, the 36-year-old patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus was taken to the hospital’s emergency department on Mar. 5, where medical staff reviewed the patient’s symptoms, recent travel and condition.Methodist Hospital said the patient, a woman, was cared for in a negative airflow environment with personnel wearing proper protective equipment. On Mar. 6, the woman was taken to the bio-containment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for further care.According to the hospital, staff followed all proper protocols and procedures once the patient was suspected of being a potential COVID-19 case.In addition, Methodist Hospital said administrators are cooperating with DHHS officials and working to properly identify employees and other people who may have been exposed prior to the patient being in isolation.Per the statement, Methodist Hospital said it is taking increased precautions at points of entry at hospitals and clinic locations. Administrators said they ask all incoming patients who may have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms to use a face mask. Visitors, meanwhile, are asked to avoid coming to the hospital if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms.”We want to assure the public that upon arrival to Methodist Hospital and until her departure all necessary precautions were taken. Our hospitals remain a safe place for patient care,” the statement said.Doctors and medical staff continue to urge the public to :Practice good hand hygiene, including frequent and thorough hand washing and proper use of hand sanitizerAvoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose and mouthMake sure you have all needed medications and supplies on hand, as if you were preparing for a severe snowstormIf you have significant symptoms, call prior to coming into your health

Methodist Hospital released a statement Saturday announcing 30+ employees will undergo self quarantine for 14 days following exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

At the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Nebraska state health officials, the group of employees will also monitor their symptoms and provide updates twice daily to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

According to Methodist, the 36-year-old patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus was taken to the hospital’s emergency department on Mar. 5, where medical staff reviewed the patient’s symptoms, recent travel and condition.

Methodist Hospital said the patient, a woman, was cared for in a negative airflow environment with personnel wearing proper protective equipment. On Mar. 6, the woman was taken to the bio-containment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for further care.

According to the hospital, staff followed all proper protocols and procedures once the patient was suspected of being a potential COVID-19 case.

In addition, Methodist Hospital said administrators are cooperating with DHHS officials and working to properly identify employees and other people who may have been exposed prior to the patient being in isolation.

Per the statement, Methodist Hospital said it is taking increased precautions at points of entry at hospitals and clinic locations. Administrators said they ask all incoming patients who may have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms to use a face mask. Visitors, meanwhile, are asked to avoid coming to the hospital if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms.

“We want to assure the public that upon arrival to Methodist Hospital and until her departure all necessary precautions were taken. Our hospitals remain a safe place for patient care,” the statement said.

Doctors and medical staff continue to urge the public to :

  • Practice good hand hygiene, including frequent and thorough hand washing and proper use of hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Make sure you have all needed medications and supplies on hand, as if you were preparing for a severe snowstorm
  • If you have significant symptoms, call prior to coming into your health

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