Phoenix Children’s Physician Receives Positive COVID-19 Test Result
March 25, 2020
Phoenix Children's Hospital says one of its employees has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The hospital posted on Twitter says the employee "followed best practices and is recuperating at home. PCH says no patients, families, or fellow employees were exposed to the virus.
A statement from the hospital says the doctor treated one patient in one of its ambulatory clinics on Friday
The physician treated one patient in clinic on Friday and did not examine any other patients in person last week. The provider was not symptomatic while working on Friday and adhered to best practices, which included standard precautions, for infection control.
Per guidance from the CDC, Maricopa County Department of Health and our precautionary measures exercised in the clinic, exposure is unlikely.
Out of an abundance of caution, Phoenix Children’s has notified the family and other staff members who had contactwith the physician.
The statement also says the doctor began showing symptoms late Friday evening, March 20, while off-duty. A test for the coronavirus was performed that came back positive.
The physician is self-isolating and recovering at home.
Read Phoenix Children's full statement here
At this time, we can verify that a member of our team has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee followed best practices and is recuperating at home. No patients, families or fellow employees were exposed to the virus, per local and federal health authorities.— Phoenix Children's (@PhxChildrens) March 25, 2020