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Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District has received its 2nd POSITIVE COVID-19 test result for a patient in our community residing in Dallam County.
County officials and Emergency Management investigated how COVID -19 was contracted and whom the patient had contact with. The investigation concluded that this was a work-related spread outside of Dallam and Hartley Counties. The patient was tested in Amarillo and was sent home to self-quarantine immediately after the test was administered, the family members have also been in self-quarantine and will continue to be. Currently, the patient is in a stable condition. The patient had minimal contact to our community. County officials and Emergency Management are providing for the family and monitoring the quarantine. The DHCHD medical team will assist with the medical needs of the family during the quarantine. We will keep the community updated on the status of the patient and family.
This is a good time to evaluate how well you are complying with the CDC social distancing and staying home guidelines. If you are worried you could have been exposed, you may need to take the stay at home and social distancing more seriously.
Under no circumstances will DHCHD violate patient privacy laws; we will not release patient information. Please do not ask DHCHD employees to release patient information, or call to ask. There will be a no-tolerance policy for harassment of staff or disrespectful social media comments. Staff harassment will be reported to the authorities, and disrespectful, prying, and questionable comments will be deleted. If the issue keeps arising, you will be blocked from the DHCHD Facebook page.
Finally, we would like to thank those in the community that is doing their part and staying home. Please remember to support local business, let’s keep Dalhart alive.
DHCHD will be updating the public on changes within our District via KXIT Radio at 94.5 FM, and our Facebook page @coonmemorial, tune in or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.