Conemaugh COVID Update - March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

Conemaugh Health System is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We can confirm that we have identified a second patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We share this information because this patient is the first reported case in Somerset County. This patient was transferred to another facility for continuity of care.

We are continuing to work closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients, the clinical teams at Conemaugh Memorial and Conemaugh Meyersdale who have been caring for this patient, and all those within our facility.

Our hospitals are prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond. We have been preparing for the potential of COVID-19 in our community for several weeks, building upon the robust emergency operations plan we have in place year-round.

We want to reassure our communities that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care. We stand ready to serve you.