Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Ohio is reporting its first positive case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The individual presented to Pomerene’s screening
station, was assessed, screened and subsequently tested. The individual was instructed to return home to self-isolate and follow the appropriate CDC
quarantine guidelines. The positive case, a 51 year old female, is recovering at home. To protect the privacy of the individual, Holmes County General
Health District (HCGHD) and Pomerene will not release any additional information related to this case.
Pomerene continues to take all precautionary measures related to Coronavirus and continues to operate under rigorous infection control procedures. Infection Control teams at Pomerene are using a combination of best practices in conjunction with guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and local public health agencies. Pomerene has internal tracking processes to guard against the spread of viruses to other patients, healthcare employees or the community. Further, our clinicians and team members train year-round to respond to potential outbreaks of infectious diseases.
We are treating this development as an emergent situation and have an internal team of leaders, physicians, infection prevention specialist, and many more working with all sites of care to update protocols and workflows for prevention of the spread of infectious diseases. Pomerene uses best practices for infection prevention to protect patients, visitors and our caregivers.
Safety is paramount in the protection of our patients, visitors and staff. You can help protect yourself from transmission of COVID-19 by washing your hands often, practicing social distancing, staying home if sick, covering coughs and sneezes and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces often.
For individuals seeking COVID-19 related information, please call Pomerene’s Coronavirus Hotline at 330-763-2055 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
General questions about coronavirus can be found by using these resources online, which are updated regularly, including:
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