At the beginning of January, 31 caregivers at Saint Charles Redmond tested positive or showed symptoms of COVID-19.
Chief Operating Officer Iman Simmons says 10 of the 31 caregivers had received their first vaccination shot but.not enough time had passed for them to get the second. She was asked if any of the caregivers are asymptomatic. She says there are some who are asymptomatic but didn't know how many. Simmons says infected caregivers must be symptom free for 11 days following a 14 day quarantine in order to go back to work. She says at this time none of the caregivers have been tested for the virus variant believed to have originated in Great Britian. Simmons also says contact tracing is being handled by county health with the Oregon Health Authroity but results aren’t in.