Statement from Capitol Hill Healthcare on COVID-19 case

Montgomery, Ala. — On March 23, 2020, Capitol Hill Healthcare learned that one of our employees may have symptoms related to COVID-19. The employee was last at work on March 16 and did not have any symptoms until March 17.

On March 18, the employee received a COVID-19 test at an emergency testing site in Montgomery and was advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. After they reported their symptoms to Capitol Hill Healthcare, they were placed on leave. The employee is in self-quarantine and will not return to work until cleared by a doctor.

Out of an abundance of caution for our residents and staff, we have and will continue to take proactive steps including isolating residents and enhanced infection control protocols. We are also working with our state and federal health agencies to address this situation.

Per guidance from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, we had already implemented infection symptom screening at our facility and are monitoring anyone that may have been in contact with this employee. At this time, no resident or other staff members are reporting any symptoms.

We remain committed to the health and well-being of our residents and staff. To protect our community, we will continue to be vigilant and follow the guidance of our health agencies.