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Leitchfield, KY (April 27, 2020) - Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center (TLRMC) continues to care for patients testing positive for COVID-19. A small number of employees at TLRMC have tested positive for the coronavirus. All are isolated at home and are receiving appropriate care. We are committed to protecting the privacy of both patients and employees under federal privacy rules and cannot provide further details on individual patients or employees.

The care and safety of our patients, visitors and team members remains our highest priority. Positive test results are not a surprise given the growing number of cases we are seeing across our state and around the nation. Upon learning of these cases, we took immediate action to isolate the individuals and notify those who may have come in contact with them.

In addition to following the latest infection control guidance from the CDC and the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) , we continue to take aggressive measures to protect our patients and team members. All employees are screened for fever or other symptoms of respiratory disease before beginning their shifts. Any employee with symptoms is not allowed to enter the building. In addition, all hospital team members along with anyone entering the building are required to wear surgical masks at all times while in the hospital. Visitor restrictions remain in place for our hospital and clinics and temperature checks are conducted on all entrants to our buildings.

COVID-19 has become a world challenge. Everyone can play a role in preventing exposure. Social distancing (avoiding crowds and those who are ill, staying home if you are ill), social etiquette (wash hands, wipe common surfaces, cough/sneeze in your sleeve) are important ways we can all help.