200 Baystate Health employees home from work due to respiratory symptoms

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Two hundred Baystate Health employees are currently at home after exhibiting respiratory symptoms.

Baystate Health President Dr. Mark Keroack revealed the information during a telephone town hall meeting alongside Congressman Richard Neal on Wednesday.

In a statement sent to 22News, Keroack said the employees exhibited “non-specific respiratory symptoms that could be due to a number of possible causes, including viral respiratory infections, such as the flu, colds, or other viral infections (including COVID-19), or other allergies.”

According to Mass DPH, as of Wednesday there are currently 256 reported cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts including two in Hampden County, one in Franklin County and 17 in Berkshire county.

So far, six patients tested by Baystate Health have tested positive for COVID-19.

Over 160 Berkshire Medical Center employees quarantined after treating positive coronavirus patients

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