UW Health healthcare worker tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:52 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 15:52:59-04

MADISON — A healthcare worker at UW Health University Hospital in Madison tested positive for COVID-19.

UW Health confirmed to TMJ4 News a "positive result on our team," in a statement released Friday afternoon. Additional information TMJ4 news obtained is that the individual tested positive mid-week, and is being checked for mild symptoms.

That individual is now in self isolation. Additionally, a source indicates as of Thursday, no patients who had contact with the provider have tested positive. The full statement from UW Health is below:

"As COVID-19 spreads in our community, we know our physicians, providers and staff may be exposed and contract the virus, either through workplace interactions or providing care. We can confirm a positive result on our team and expect more. We are following COVID-19 protocols in handling this case and any others that should arise. Additionally, we launched a dedicated drive thru testing facility exclusively for UW Health physicians, providers and staff as part of an effort to keep our workforce healthy and preserve our capacity to handle care needs associated with COVID-19."

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