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Penn Highlands employee tests positive for COVID-19, no patients or staff were exposed

DuBois, PA – Penn Highlands DuBois confirmed yesterday that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, but that person had been away from the hospital itself for multiple weeks beforehand.

Penn Highlands says no patients or staff were exposed to the virus through the employee.

The employee reportedly had been on vacation, followed by a two-week isolation period.

It was on the employee’s first day back that the illness was identified. She had followed protocol, entered through the correct entrance, had a verbal screening, and a temperature check by an employee wearing protective gear.

When symptoms were recognized during the check, the employee was sent home.

According to unofficial reports, she is on the road to a full recovery and is doing much better.