An employee at the Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Nueces County is waiting for COVID-19 test results after showing consistent symptoms.
According to the release, the employee removed herself from Driscoll and notified the administration and the health department after learning she came in contact with an individual who had recently traveled in the U.S.
The release adds the employee has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results.
Driscoll adds in the release the employee worked one day before developing symptoms and had contact with three patients. The patients and their families have already been notified.
The health department advised the three patients are low risk and should be monitored for symptoms only, said the release. The department has not requested testing for the three patients.
According to the release, Driscoll Children’s Hospital has a COVID-19 Task Force and is working closely with the Nueces Health Department and following CDC guidelines.