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Worker at Pinellas County Health Clinic for Homeless tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 17:58:58-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Bayside Health Clinic, which is part of the Pinellas County Health Department, is taking extra precautions after one of its staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County spokesperson Tom Iovino said the entire crew that worked with the person who tested positive are all working from home right now.

Iovino said workers from other clinics have been brought in to staff the clinic.

Bayside Health Clinic is not open to the public. It serves the homeless in Pinellas County and is located right next to Pinellas Safe Harbor, a homeless shelter that usually houses about 400 people.

Iovino says they're suggesting anyone who has visited the clinic in the last week and a half, to get tested for the coronavirus.

"We’re going back and asking them their symptoms to see if they’re experiencing any. And we’re also going back and asking them to see if they’ve contracted COVID-19," said Iovino.

The health department says the entire Bayside building was deep cleaned on Sunday and right now they’re on limited hours, making sure they have plenty of time to clean.

Services at Bayside have been limited to weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only, at this time.