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Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A local health and dental clinic is closing down temporarily after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Thursday.

Posted: Apr 30, 2020 11:44 AM
Updated: Apr 30, 2020 3:37 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A local health and dental clinic is closing down temporarily after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Thursday.

Officials with Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic announced that one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19 and that individual is self-quarantining at home.

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Matthew 25 says based on the advice of Allen County Health Department, any staff member who interacted directly with the individual who tested positive, without wearing personal protective equipment, must also isolate themselves for 14 days and closely monitor for any symptoms.

"Based on the number of staff who must self-quarantine, we cannot safely and effectively run the clinic at this time," according to a release Matthew 25 issued.

Matthew 25 Clinic plans to reopen on May 11, with reduced hours from 8:15 a.m. – noon.

Even though the building will be closed, the Matthew 25 staff says they will continue to serve patients from home.

Patients can contact the phone nurse at 260-426-3250 ext. 237.

The clinic says Parkview is assisting in filling critical medications for their patients during this closure.

If you are a current patient with a prescription refill request, call 260-469-0232.

You are asked to leave your name, date of birth, and medication name.

Officials say the medication room will coordinate with you on how to obtain your medications.

For all dental concerns, dial 260-426-3250 ext. 258.

The Medical Leadership Team at Matthew 25 "reassures all patients who came to the clinic for an appointment or for medication pick up that their chances of exposure are minimal."

They say the individual with the positive test wore PPE at all times while working with the public.

Anyone is experiencing symptoms linked with COVID-19, such as fever over 100°, persistent cough, and shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider for further instruction or contact one of the following:

Parkview Health COVID-19 question line: 877-826-0011 or visit Parkview.com/patients-visitors/covid-19.

Lutheran Health Network 24-Hour Info Line: 260-435-5050 or visit lutheranhealth.net/coronavirus.

For those experiencing a medical emergency or difficulty breathing, seek care at the closest emergency department or call 911.

"We are eager to get back to work fulltime to serve the most vulnerable in our community and to continue our mission," "We continue to pray for our patients’ health and the health of all those on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19."

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