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Second DES Clinician Tests Negative For COVID-19

August 30th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Department of Emergency Services was notified late Saturday evening that the second clinician tested for the contagious COVID-19 virus had tested negative, according to emergency services officials. 

"The results came back for the second clinician as negative," Lt. Todd Bowman, public information officer for the Allegany County Department of Emergency Service said. "Our policy, as guided by local and state medical direction will be to continue to keep the employee off work and perform a second COVID-19 to confirm the initial findings." 
Any clinician that tests positive will be off work at minimum of 14-days and required to undergo two negative COVID-19 tests before safely returning to shift
Having the second test will just ensure that the clinician is not infectious, Bowman said. 
"As the situation develops, we have been working closely with the affected clinicians and station officials at LaVale Volunteer Rescue Squad to ensure that their needs have been met," Emergency Services Director James Pyles said. "This is an isolated incident. We will continue to move forward ensuring that the citizens receive the safest, most efficient patient care possible."

One Response to “Second DES Clinician Tests Negative For COVID-19”

  1. August 30, 2020 at 8:54 pm, Steve said:

    Why is the county running Lavales calls? Sounds like the county is running all the counties volunteers out and taking over EMS entirely. Next will be the fire side. Pyles taking over and lining his pickets!


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