The Taney County Health Department has announced they are working with the Arkansas State Department of Health on the case of a healthcare worker that has tested positive for COVID-19.
The worker is the second employee of the CoxHealth Heart Center in Branson to test positive for COVID-19. The center is currently closed and the staffer is in isolation.
“CoxHealth can confirm that two of its employees at the Heart Center in Branson have tested positive for COVID-19, and that the clinic is temporarily closed. It’s unknown where the employees contracted the virus,” CoxHealth said in a statement. “It is important that patients who were seen at the clinic last week (March 23-27) be alert for signs of the virus, which include cough, fever and shortness of breath. If someone has these symptoms, they can be evaluated for a test with our Virtual Visits at no out-of-pocket expense using code COVID.”
TCHD officials are asking anyone who visited the CoxHealth Heart Center on Highway 248 in Branson during the week of March 23, 2020, should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
If you have any of these symptoms, you need to contact your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544 and they will help you get into contact with healthcare professionals.