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45 Albany Med workers test positive for coronavirus

Albany Medical Center Albany Medical Center |

WNYT Staff
Updated: March 31, 2020 04:11 PM
Created: March 31, 2020 02:33 PM

Albany Medical Center says 45 hospital workers have tested positive for coronavirus.

They say about two-thirds got it in the community. The other third got it in the hospital setting.

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In addition, they say 141 other health care workers were exposed. They are checking their temperatures twice a day and wearing a mask.

About 10,000 employees work at Albany Med.

The hospital says employees can return to work under the following conditions:

  • They must be out of work at least seven days from onset of symptoms.
  • They must be fever-free for at least 72 hours - without the aid of medication.
  • They must wear a mask for up to 14 days from the onset of symptoms after returning to work.

Employees testing positive continue to be tracked going forward.


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