산호세 병원의 풍선 휴가 의상과 관련된 COVID-19 60 건

산호세 병원의 풍선 휴가 의상과 관련된 COVID-19 60 건

Dozens of 코로나 19 사례 and one death among Kaiser Permanente employees in San Jose have been linked to an inflatable costume worn by a staffer on Christmas.

Irene Chavez, senior vice president and area manager at San Jose Medical Center, said Sunday that 44 staff members in the emergency department have tested positive for the virus since Dec. 27.

By Tuesday evening, that number had risen to 51, according to reporting from San Francisco’s KRON4.

The Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center is shown in San Jose, 칼리프.

The Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center is shown in San Jose, 칼리프. (Bay Area News Group via AP)

The Oakland-based hospital chain is investigating the outbreak and said the source could be a blow-up, holiday costume worn by a staffer whobrieflyvisited the department Dec. 25, according to its statement.

Inflatable costumes usually rely on battery-operated fans to suck air into the costumes to keep their shape. COVID-19 spreads through droplets in the air, which is why investigators are looking into the air circulation function of the fan.

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Any exposure, if it occurred, would have been completely innocent, and quite accidental, as the individual had no COVID symptoms and only sought to lift the spirits of those around them during what is a very stressful time,” Chavez said, adding that the holiday costume was not approved beforehand by Kaiser.

“명백하게, we will no longer allow air-powered costumes at our facilities. 동시에, we are taking steps to reinforce precautions among staff, including physical distancing and no gathering in breakrooms, no sharing of food or beverage and masks at all times,” 그녀가 말했다.

Hilary Costa, a Kaiser Permanente spokeswoman, said she did not know what kind of costume the person was wearing. NBC affiliate KNTV-TV in San Jose reported Sunday that the costume was a Christmas tree.

Kaiser declined to identify the employee who died of COVID-19 complications.

The emergency department is open and undergoing a deep cleaning, Chavez said. 거의 40,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers in Northern California have already received COVID-19 vaccinations, 그녀가 말했다.

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