Queen’s Medical Center confirms an employee has tested positive for the coronavirus

Coronavirus

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Queen’s Medical Center confirms one of its workers has tested positive for COVID-19.

We’re trying to find out more information including whether this person had any direct contact with patients who were known to have the virus and those who were not infected.

Queens is one of the hospitals that has been treating positive patients.

The Queen’s Health Systems said it is working closely with state health officials after receiving notification of a positive COVID-19 test result for one of its caregivers.

In a statement Queens said:
Due to HIPAA guidelines and patient privacy concerns, Queen’s will not be releasing a name or demographic information about the staff member, except to say the individual is managing symptoms under self-isolation at home. Patients and staff in that department have been notified.

Queen’s physicians and staff have been trained in the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols, and have all the safety precautions and necessary equipment in place to safely care for potential or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

The Hawaii State Department of Health will notify any potential contacts of the affected caregiver.

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