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2 Baylor Scott & White employees in Southlake test positive for COVID-19

The ages of the employees or their current health conditions were not released as of Friday morning.
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Two Baylor Scott & White employees have tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed Friday morning.

According to a news release, the two employees worked out of a location in Southlake. The location will be temporarily closed as crews clean and sanitize the clinic. 

The ages of the employees or their current health conditions have not been released at this time. 

Hospital officials said they do not believe any patients were exposed. 

"To the best of our knowledge, we do not believe any patients were exposed to these staff members, as the staff members did not interact with patients at the time of their symptoms," officials released in a written statement. 

Baylor Scott & White said its employees have been following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We have an unwavering commitment to the safety of our patients, staff, and visitors, and we are committed to helping our communities navigate the uncertainty of this virus," Baylor Scott & White said in a news release. 

Health experts recommend taking the following actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice "social distancing" and stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid large public gatherings
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the U.S.

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