A Sanford Health provider has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Nathan Aamodt, Senior Media Relations Specialist at Sanford Health in Fargo. The provider had also been providing services at a local nursing home.

A statement from Sanford Health says the Fargo provider tested positive after first having symptoms on March 23.

“The provider did the right thing and self-disclosed and isolated as soon as they felt the first symptom, greatly reducing the risk of exposure to others,” a statement from Sanford Health says. We are working closely with the state Departments of Health to evaluate this situation, and we continue to vigorously follow CDC infection control protocols.”

Sanford Health is taking all necessary precautions and are contacting people who may have come into close contact with this healthcare worker. Exposure was limited to the nursing home setting. No patients or employees at Sanford facilities were exposed.  

All visits to nursing homes have been, or will be, moved to video visits.

“There is no greater priority than protecting the health and safety of our patients, staff and the communities we serve during this unprecedented pandemic,” the statement says. “We remain tremendously grateful to our frontline healthcare workers who have answered the call and continue to provide exceptional care to patients during this time of great need.”