North Shore Health has identified a confirmed employee case of COVID-19Oct 23, 2020 05:49PM ● By Editor
From North Shore Health - October 23, 2020
On Friday, October 23, 2020, North Shore Health has identified a confirmed employee case of COVID-19.
This employee diligently wore the personal protective equipment of a surgical mask and eye wear designed to protect both patients and employees. The contacts this employee had with other people while in the facility is considered to be low risk exposures; meaning, interactions with this employee has not put people at a higher risk for COVID. In addition, this employee has not entered the Care Center in the last three weeks. “We are working collaboratively with the Minnesota Department of Health and continue to follow the recommended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention,” said Kimber Wraalstad, North Shore Health CEO/Administrator.
Wraalstad states, “Please know that we are taking all precautions to stop the spread of this virus. For all of us at North Shore Health, providing the best possible care and protecting the health and wellness of our patients, residents and employees is our highest priority. Our dedicated professional caregivers are working tirelessly to prevent serious illnesses and provide compassionate support. We are taking all appropriate measures and doing everything possible to protect the health and wellness of all who come to North Shore Health.”
- All employees are screened for illness at the beginning of their shift.
- Employees who are ill or may have been exposed do not work and quarantine as appropriate.
Do not hesitate to obtain medical care. We are here to take care of emergencies and your other health care needs.