UPDATE: Montgomery General Hospital officials stay proactive after COVID-19 outbreak

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UPDATE: 5:00 P.M. MONTGOMERY, WV– Montgomery General Hospital CEO, Vickie Gay, told 59 News on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11 staff members and seven patients tested positive for COVID-19.

Gay said officials at the hospital have been proactive in ensuring the virus stays isolated to one area in the hospital. Gay also said they have been working to test others in the hospital and nursing home. She said they are continuing to monitor the situation.

“Constantly checking temperatures, constantly assessing symptomatic individuals, allowing people to work from home when it’s appropriate, just trying to limit traffic in and out of the building. We’ve restricted visitation. Just doing all the things we can do to try and keep people safe,” Gay said.

MONTGOMERY, WV (WVNS) – A Montgomery General hospital employee tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend.

Administrators said the person was tested Saturday, May 2, 2020 and the positive results came back Sunday, May 3. They also confirm they have a patient who is “under investigation” at this time.

In response to the news, Vickie Gay, President and CEO of Montgomery Hospital, stated:

“We are working in partnership with the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health and the Fayette County Health Department to conduct an appropriate outbreak investigation in order to ensure the safety of our employees, patients and residents.”

Vickie Gay, President and CEO of Montgomery Hospital

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