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St. Claire Regional Medical Center evaluates first patient meeting possible criteria for COVID -19

St. Claire HealthCare

St. Claire HealthCare, in partnership with the City of Morehead and Rowan County Government, has issued the following statement:

St. Claire Regional Medical Center evaluated its first patient meeting possible criteria for coronavirus infection (COVID-19) this evening before transferring the individual to another facility. We have been preparing for this situation and want to alleviate any concerns.

Please be assured St. Claire has the facilities and the expertise to care for patients, while protecting the safety of all of our patients, visitors and staff. Our staff is trained and has maintained a state of continual readiness. In addition, staff is given personal protective equipment when caring for any patient suspected of having an infectious disease.

A number of St. Claire staff members and first responders were in close contact with this individual. While this patient is not yet confirmed to have COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If members of our community have any questions related to COVID-19, please call the State COVID-19 Hotline at 800-722-5725 or visit http://www.kycovid19.ky.gov or http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

(provided by St. Claire HealthCare)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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