Dozens of Staffers at San Jose Kaiser Test Positive for Covid

At least 43 emergency department workers at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center have tested positive for Covid-19 over the last week, a senior official said Saturday.

Senior Vice President Irene Chavez said a statement that the medical center is using contact tracing and will personally notify and test any staff member or patient who were potentially exposed between Dec. 27 and New Year’s Day.

Chavez said officials continue to investigate the source of the outbreak.

They are also removing employees who have tested positive as well as those who were in contact with a colleague who has tested positive, Chavez said in a statement.

The Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center remains open.

2 Comments

  1. > Chavez said officials continue to investigate the source of the outbreak.

    Well, why not ask the contact tracers?

    Gavin Newsom has spent gobs of money on contact tracing and gotten oceans of fawning media coverage for his DECISIVE LEADERSHIP to DO SOMETHING about COVID-19.

    Oh, wait. Contact tracing doesn’t work anymore since there are way too many contacts to trace. Everybody has been in contact with somebody.

  2. What’s the cycle threshold for this particular test?

    Are any of these ‘victims’ exhibiting any symptoms?

    I’ve been hearing that as many as half of health care workers are not inclined to get the vaccine.

    Maybe the ‘amazingness’ that graces us here at SJI can answer these simple questions.

    Or not…………..

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