PMC employee tests positive for COVID-19
November 5, 2020
A staff member at Petersburg Medical Center has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total local case count of the virus up to five, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and PMC.
The positive test result was identified through the hospital's routine asymptomatic testing protocols, according to the release. The individual is in isolation and is not experiencing any symptoms.
PMC has switched over to a red level of mitigation protocols and has cancelled all non-emergent patient appointments. Most outpatient operations are able to continue, according to the release. Each of PMC's departments operate as individual units to limit crossover.
The recent positive case of COVID-19 has not affected the protocol status at the Petersburg School District, according to the release. Classes are continuing as scheduled.
Thursday's confirmed case of COVID-19 is the second case to pop up at the hospital. On Oct. 7, a positive case was also identified through the hospital's asymptomatic testing.