Employee from Cincinnati Children’s key partner organization tests positive for coronavirus

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which operates Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in Liberty Twp., has slipped one spot to U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of pediatric hospitals and now ranks third in the nation. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which operates Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in Liberty Twp., has slipped one spot to U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of pediatric hospitals and now ranks third in the nation. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has announced that an employee of a key partner organization tested positive for COVID-19, or coronavirus.

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In a statement, the hospital said that the employee is in quarantine at home, and once the hospital learned about the diagnosis from the Butler County Health District they initiated an investigation to find which staff, patients and family members may be at risk.

Staff that did come into close contact with the employee are now quarantined at home. Patients and families were notified and provided with guidance and support, the statement said.

Now, the hospital said, the Butler County General Health District is now in charge of the situation, and Cincinnati Children’s is working closely with them to ensure the safety of their patients, visitors and staff.

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Reporting from earlier today said that four family members from Butler County tested positive for the coronavirus, but that there were many people being tested, so it is unknown whether the person who worked for the Cincinnati Children’s partner organization is one of these family members.

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