Massachusetts hospital COVID-19 outbreak may be tied to employees eating together

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases among Holyoke (Mass.) Medical Center workers is believed to be connected to staff members consuming together while on break, WWLP reported.

Hospital officials think the outbreak stemmed in a break space where employee were eating.

The medical center has 1,200 staff members, according to its site.

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Spokesperson Rebecca MacGregor informed the TV station 15 employees evaluated favorable about 2 weeks ago, and 2 had recuperated and had the ability to go back to work as of Oct. 27.

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Holyoke Medical Center has executed new guidelines, according to Mr. Hatiras, including capacity limits in the break room.

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CEO Spiros Hatiras informed Western Mass News: “We believe we traced it back to staff members consuming a meal together in a break space, and clearly when you are consuming a meal, you take your mask off and they contracted it from one worker who was positive.”.