Rutland hospital unit in isolation after 5 staffers test positive

Published: Jan. 28, 2021 at 12:13 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2021 at 6:41 AM EST
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RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) - Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Inpatient Medical Unit is in isolation after a fifth staff member has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The hospital says as of Wednesday, visitor access to the unit’s fifth floor has been restricted and the hospital is working closely with the health department on contact tracing. Testing is available to any staff or patients who may have been in close contact, including those discharged.

Staff infected are in quarantine and will not return to work until they are medically cleared.

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