East Preventive Health Clinic Closed After Employee Tests Positive for COVID

Metro Public Health Department Expects Clinic to Reopen July 20

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The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) has temporarily closed the preventive health clinic at the East Public Health Center after an employee of the clinic tested positive for COVID-19. Health Department officials confirmed the case on Saturday, July 11, 2020. East Preventive Health Clinic employees that were identified as close contacts of the confirmed case have been tested and will remain quarantined at home.

The employee who tested positive for the virus did not have direct contact with clinic patients. Staff and patients are separated by a glass partition in the reception area and employees wear masks.

The East Preventive Health Clinic will remain closed through July 20th. Staff in the clinical services department have reached out to patients to reschedule appointments that had been made between now and July 20th.

The Preventative Health Clinic is undergoing deep-cleaning and disinfection, in line with CDC protocol. Cleaning procedures have been elevated at all MPHD facilities since the threat of COVID-19 first surfaced. Staff will continue to focus on cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces when the clinic reopens.

Temperatures are checked among all staff when entering the building.  All visitors are screened when they enter any Metro Public Health Department building.

Patients who visited the East Preventive Health Clinic in the past week that have questions can call 615-340-5655. Please leave a message and staff member will return the call.

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