Where hospital employees have tested positive for COVID-19: November

A sampling of U.S. hospitals and healthcare sites where employees have tested positive for COVID-19, as reported in November: 

Editor's note: This is not an exhaustive list. This webpage will be updated throughout the month.

Pennsylvania

Eight workers at Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 as of Nov. 10, a spokesperson told The Citizens' Voice. Spokesperson Annmarie Poslock told the newspaper contract tracing began Nov. 6 after a few workers started showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Seven operating room employees at Heritage Valley Beaver (Pa.) tested positive for COVID-19 as of Nov. 11, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported. The hospital told the publication 28 additional OR employees had been tested.

Washington

A COVID-19 outbreak at MultiCare Auburn (Wash.) Medical Center was linked to at least five employee cases, one patient death and eight additional patient cases as of Nov. 10. Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System officials identified the outbreak after a patient in the fourth-floor unit tested positive, according to a news release shared with Becker's.

St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., identified a second COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital. As of Nov. 9, four patients and two employees tested positive in the 3 West unit, Tacoma Wash.-based CHI Franciscan, which owns St. Michael, said in an online update Nov. 10.

Maine

Nine employees at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine, tested positive for COVID-19 as of Nov. 6, according to the Sun Journal. The newspaper reported seven of those cases are among workers on the third-floor medical-surgical unit.

Six employees at Calais (Maine) Regional Hospital tested positive for COVID-19, the Bangor Daily News reported Nov. 4. The hospital attributed the cases to community spread.

Texas

Twenty-seven employees of Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital were sidelined from work as of Nov. 2 after testing positive for COVID-19, according to TV station KOSA. More than 70 additional employees were self-monitoring because they were exposed to the virus in some way.

Michigan

Marlette (Mich.) Regional Hospital reported a COVID-19 outbreak affecting 1 percent of staff as of Nov. 2. Five employees had tested positive as of that date, according to the hospital. The outbreak was identified Oct. 31.

Connecticut

A pregnant employee of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., tested positive for COVID-19, The Day reported Nov. 2. The woman, who transports patients at work tested positive after a visit to the emergency room for breathing problems and remained hospitalized at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital Nov. 2 after her water broke, according to the publication.

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