FIRST CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE FROM AN RRH SAMPLE (3.26.20)

Message from our CEO,

We can confirm that RRH has received one positive COVID-19 test result last night. This is the first positive case from a sample collected at RRH.

RRH is working with Kern County Public Health on the follow-up and will make any further information available as we receive updates from Kern County Public Health.

We knew and prepared for the fact that we would start seeing positive tests as time went on. This is just the first one. We will continue to follow the best practices to keep our staff, our patients and our community safe.

We urge our community to continue following the advice issued by public health and our state and practicing these protective measures:

  • Stay at home except for essential needs.
  • Wash hands with soap and water often
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Follow package instructions for proper disinfecting.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick.
  • Those 65 and older or other high risk groups should self-isolate.

We will get through this together,

Jim Suver, President/CEO