Memorial Hermann healthcare workers test negative for COVID-19

The yellow shapes are the novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, seen in a scanning electron microscope image. ( NIAID-RML )

Memorial Hermann Hospital confirmed initial tests of employees potentially exposed to COVID-19 have all come back negative.

The hospital plans to test employees again before they return to work as a precautionary measure.

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There were reports on March 10 about a possible lockdown at Memorial Hermann Hospital as two patients who tested positive for COVID-19.

Memorial Hermann changed its visitor policy in response to COVID-19. The hospital limited the number of visitors per patient to two per day. All visitors, patients, vendors, and contractors are now being screened at designated entry points.

The screening includes a temperature check and a questionnaire.

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