36 New York physicians quarantined after attending Halloween party

Kelly Gooch –
Friday, November 6th, 2020
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Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., has quarantined 36 medical citizens who participated in an off-campus Halloween celebration with a colleague who later on evaluated favorable for COVID-19, according to Syracuse.com.

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon told Syracuse.com he discussed the circumstance with Upstate officials and as of Nov. 5 understood just one case connected to the Halloween party.

As of Nov. 4, the medical citizens who were exposed to the contaminated colleague remained in quarantine and facing potential disciplinary action, the news outlet reported. The party happened Halloween weekend, and the colleague tested positive for the virus on Nov. 3.

” This high-risk habits on the part of the Upstate staff goes against the professional code of conduct, will not be tolerated, and Upstate will pursue all readily available disciplinary measures against the individuals included in the circumstance,” the healthcare facility said in a statement, according to Syracuse.com. “This outright lapse of judgment on behalf of Upstate staff is specifically uncomfortable. Every day because the COVID-19 pandemic has remained in our community, Upstate has advised the public– and our Upstate neighborhood– to follow the standards to stay safe during this pandemic.”.

Upstate University Hospital becomes part of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University system.

Editors note: Beckers reached out to Upstate and will post more information if available

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” This high-risk behavior on the part of the Upstate staff goes against the expert code of conduct, will not be endured, and Upstate will pursue all offered disciplinary measures against the people included in the circumstance,” the hospital said in a declaration, according to Syracuse.com. “This egregious lapse of judgment on behalf of Upstate staff is particularly uncomfortable. Every day given that the COVID-19 pandemic has been in our neighborhood, Upstate has reminded the public– and our Upstate neighborhood– to adhere to the standards to stay safe during this pandemic.”.

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