Provider at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center tests positive for COVID-19

The provider was working in Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and had contact with 10 patients.
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A provider who worked at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center over the weekend has received a positive test for COVID-19.

The provider was working in Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and had contact with 10 patients.

The families of patients and staff members who came in contact with this person have been contacted and advised on the proper precautions they should take.

The provider developed symptoms after working at the hospital this past weekend and was immediately tested. He/she is now isolating at home.

Children’s continues to adhere to strict quality, safety and infection prevention protocols to ensure the safety of its patients, families, staff and community. Meanwhile, the hospital has taken many proactive, preventative measures to specifically reduce the spread of COVID-19, including: increased visitor restrictions at all facilities; detailed screening processes before entering facilities; cancelling and rescheduling non-urgent procedures; making modifications to outpatient specialty clinic visits (e.g. moving appointments, when appropriate, to virtual visits); suspending non-urgent well-check visits at primary care offices; consolidating Urgent Care services; and more. Children’s is in close, daily collaboration with federal, state and local health agencies, as well as health care partners statewide and across the country. Please visit ChildrensOmaha.org/COVID for details on Children’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and updates for patient families.

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