The following statement was published on the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Facebook Page:
Yesterday, we were informed that some of our team members at one of our medical clinics have tested positive for COVID-19. Our initial investigation determined that there was no exposure to patients and that the original exposure occurred outside of the clinic. Our staff members have mild symptoms and are now isolating at home in accordance with public health guidance.
At the onset of this pandemic, we increased safety measures and infection prevention practices in line with CDC guidance to protect our community — screening all patients and staff for symptoms prior to entry, performing additional cleaning, requiring masks for all patients, providing staff with appropriate PPE, restricting visitors and implementing social distancing where possible in our work spaces. Given the fact we have seen over 79,000 clinic visits before this incident, we are confident that our policies and procedures continue to provide a safe place for patients to seek care.
Patient and staff safety remain our priority. We continue to be grateful to our staff who work in the front lines of this health crisis and thank our community for their continued vigilance in doing their part to help prevent the spread.
The featured image is an image of Adventist Health Staff temperature checking a patient.