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Media Statement: Day Kimball Physician Tested and Diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

03/20/2020

Media Statement

Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) can confirm that one of its obstetrics and gynecology physicians was diagnosed with coronavirus disease COVID-19 on March 19, 2020. Following CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and Connecticut State Dept. of Health guidance (DPH), DKH notified the Northeast District Dept. of Health.

We are well prepared for this eventuality and the limited number of patients and staff who interacted with this physician have been identified and notified. They are being managed in accordance with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and CT Dept. of Health protocols.

DKH is taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that this case is contained and to safeguard the wellbeing of our patients, visitors, volunteers and staff.

For the latest information, refer to the CDC website, www.cdc.gov and the CT DPH website, www.ct.gov/coronavirus. Local measures to contain the spread of the virus are available at Day Kimball Healthcare at http://www.daykimball.org/coronavirus or call 2-1-1, the CT State Hotline for information.

Media Contact:
Michelle La France | (401) 302-8564 cell | (860) 963-6598 office
mlafance@daykimball.org

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