The workers interacted with a patient who came in for treatment but was not showing any symptoms of the disease caused by the coronavirus.
(Seymour, Ind.) - Sixty-three employees from Schneck Medical Center in Seymour are being placed in a 14-day quarantine after they came into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The workers interacted with a patient who came in for treatment but was not showing any symptoms of the disease caused by the coronavirus, reported the Indianapolis Star.
The patient came to Schneck during the early stages of the national outbreak and then began to develop symptoms over time, said Stephanie Furlow a spokeswoman for the hospital. The affected Schneck workers initially did not wear proper protective equipment when in contact with the patient, she said.
All employees were places on the standard 14-day quarantine, Furlow said that the employees who show no symptoms may be allowed to return to work sooner. Those employees will always also be required to wear personal protective equipment.
According to Furlow, staffing has not been affected.