BHDDH: Bringing in COVID-positive staff didn’t lead to outbreak at ESH

AT LEAST 28 PATIENTS recently got COVID-19 at Eleanor Slater Hospital, but state officials said it had nothing to do with a crisis-level staffing policy enacted on Dec. 31 allowing for COVID-19-positive employees to come into the workplace. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS
AT LEAST 28 PATIENTS recently got COVID-19 at Eleanor Slater Hospital, but state officials said it had nothing to do with a crisis-level staffing policy enacted on Dec. 31 allowing for COVID-19-positive employees to come into the workplace. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS
CRANSTON – State officials said on Friday that a COVID-19 outbreak among patients at the Eleanor Slater Hospital is unrelated to the crisis-level staffing policy enacted by the R.I. Department of Health on Dec. 31 that allows medical facilities to bring infected employees into the workplace as needed. At least 28 people cared for at…

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