Two Separate Health Care Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 in Cedar Co

Joplin Area Coronavirus

CEDAR COUNTY, Mo. — A medical staff member at Cedar County Memorial Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.

The hospital was notified about the positive test on Tuesday, April 7th.

The individual is currently self-quarantined. The health department has already notified any individuals who may have come into contact with the staff member.

Hospital officials say, “the hospital and health department are working to assure Center for Disease Control guidelines are followed for the safety of patients, staff and the community.”

Cedar County currently has 5 positive cases of COVID-19.

The Cedar County Health Department also says a different health care provider in the county has also tested positive for COVID-19.

This person works at the Mercy clinic in El Dorado Springs. Clinic staff are now working to notify employees and patients who had direct contact with that person.

The health department will then follow up with anyone who may have been exposed.

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