ER Employee Dies From COVID-19

43 Infected in Outbreak at Kaiser Permanente San Jose

San Jose, CA (January 3, 2021) – A San Jose emergency room employee died from COVID-19 after a staff member wore an inflatable costume on Christmas day and started an outbreak. The death was announced on January 3.

Since December 25, 43 staff members at Kaiser Permanente San Jose have tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak started after the emergency department had a holiday celebration. 

The hospital is investigating the outbreak and using contact tracing to personally notify and test patients and staff members who were exposed. The hospital’s emergency department has also undergone deep cleaning.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.

#San Jose


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