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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131659.015 Event: 11/17/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
At 8:56 p.m. on November 17, 2020, an employee (Registered Nurse) who had been p roviding direct patient care tested positive for a COVID-19 infection. On Novemb er 27, 2020, the employee was hospitalized and on December 8, 2020, the employee died. The employee had been employed as an RN at the facility for approximately 9 years. Positive COVID-19 test results were returned on November 17, 2020. The facility had a designated COVID-19 unit for patients who tested positive, but a t the time the employee became ill, he was working at a non-COVID-19 unit. The C OVID-19 unit was separated from the other areas of the facility by a plastic bar rier. The employer conducted entry screening and mid-shift checks for COVID-19 s ymptoms. The employer also provided testing every Monday and Thursday for employ ees. The employer also allowed employees to seek outside testing if they were no t at work and asked that employees provide positive test results to the employer followed by quarantining. The employee was required to wear a KN95 or N95 mask, but the employer is not sure which one the employee wore and whether the employ ee wore a new or used respirator. The employer did allow employees to reuse resp irators unless they were soiled or wet. Employees were provided paper bags for r espirator storage. On November 25, 2020, the entire facility was classified as C OVID-19 positive when nearly all patients contracted the virus.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1506291.015 Fatality Registered nurses

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