COVID-19 outbreak declared over in Medical/Surgical Unit

February 10, 2022

The COVID-19 outbreak at Norfolk General Hospital’s 3B Medical/Surgical unit is officially over today.

An outbreak on the 3B unit was declared on Jan. 29 after two patients tested positive for COVID-19. Surveillance testing was completed on all patients and staff. No further patient transmission was identified, however, there was one staff member who resulted positive.  There have been no new positive cases and there are no new symptomatic patients or employees.

All appropriate actions were taken to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, and physicians. We thank our staff whose expertise and teamwork brought this outbreak to a close.

“I want to acknowledge the hard work of all the NGH staff who worked diligently to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to maintain hospital services that are provided to our community,” said Jennifer Edwards, Director of Quality, Clinic Practice and Infection Prevention and Control. “And thank you to our patients and their families for your patience and cooperation through this time.”

Norfolk General Hospital remains vigilant in following the Infection Prevention and Control safety measures in place to protect our patients, our staff, and our physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.