Eleanor Slater Hospital faces COVID-19 outbreak, after COVID-positive staff reports to work

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- Eleanor Slater Hospital now faces a COVID-19 outbreak just after asymptomatic, COVID-positive health care staff reported to work last week because of a staffing shortage.

The hospital is saying that the outbreak is unconnected to the asymptomatic workers who were at the facility for two days, following new guidance.

Asymptomatic staff worked in only areas with COVID-positive patients, with one exception, according to the hospital:

“In this one instance, an asymptomatic staff member did work with patients who did not have COVID, but there have been no COVID cases reported in the area where this work took place.”

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