COVID-19 Positive Employee at Revolution Health PC of Sturgis
Friday June 26, 2020
The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJCHA) and Revolution Health PC of Sturgis (RHP) are notifying anyone who sought care at RHP on June 19th to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
One staff member at RHP has tested positive for the virus. Any patients who had close contact with a staff member at RHP on June 19th and either the patient or staff member were not wearing a mask are further asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Patients seen by the ill provider have been contacted by the practice and instructed to quarantine for the next 14 days.
“Wearing a mask is the best thing that everyone can do, even when seeing a medical provider, to minimize transmission of COVID-19,” states Rebecca Burns, Health Officer. “A mask helps to stop droplets that contain the virus from circulating in the air where someone with symptoms has been.”
BHSJCHA is asking anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested and to self-isolate to prevent exposing others.
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Individuals that have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 need to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Major symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:
Wash their hands
Stay home when sick
Avoid close contact with sick people
Avoid touching their face
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces
When you must go out for groceries and other necessary supplies; only those people absolutely needed for the task should go, others should stay home.
Keep six feet between yourself and others
If you are getting together with others in groups, it is much safer to limit the group size to 10 with only 2 households than getting together with large groups from many households. People who are concerned that they may have COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider and call ahead before visiting any healthcare facility. Everyone in Michigan can now get tested.