WARSAW – An employee at Kosciusko Community Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, the hospital confirmed.
“Our hospital is providing care for an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in the hospital for care,” said Kara Stevenson, who works in marketing & community relations for Lutheran Health Network, which owns KCH.
“We follow infection control protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the use of personal protective equipment, placement of the patient in an appropriate infection isolation room separated from other patients and the use of a small care team,” she said in a prepared statement.
Stevenson said the hospital is following established CDC exposure procedures for potentially exposed staff and patients.
“In consultation with local and state health officials, we are actively communicating with the affected employee and other employees or physicians who were in contact with the individual. We continue to take proactive steps to protect our patients, caregivers and the community, providing for the safety and privacy of all.”
The hospital did not release details about the employee or their job.
The KCH employee is one of four in the county who have tested positive as of Monday, March 30, according to the Kosciusko County Health Department.