Physician At OrthoCarolina’s Foot And Ankle Institute In Charlotte Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Latest (March 31, 2020):

OrthoCarolina says a doctor at the Foot and Ankle Institute in Charlotte has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release.

Officials say the provider was last in the office, which is located on Vail Avenue at Atrium Health’s Mercy Hospital, 10 days prior to the positive test result.

The Foot and Ankle Institute is still open and seeing patients at this time.  Officials say they are following all the recommendations from the CDC and are screening both staff and patients.

The provider who tested positive for the coronavirus is said to be doing well.  No other details have been released at this time.

Original Story (Posted March 17, 2020):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — OrthoCarolina in Charlotte was informed on Tuesday that one of their physicians tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.

The physician, who is a fellow at OrthoCarolina’s Hip & Knee Center in Mercy Hospital is recovering at home in quarantine, according to a news release.

The total number of presumptively positive cases of coronavirus in Mecklenburg County is now at 11 as of March 17.

OrthoCarolina made the following statement on their Facebook page:

At OrthoCarolina, the safety and wellbeing of our patients, team members and the communities we serve is paramount. In response to our providers’ confirmed exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we have proceeded with the utmost caution.

All employees who have been in close proximity to this physician are quarantining at home in accordance with public health recommendations while the clinic is sanitized and disinfected.

OrthoCarolina’s Hip & Knee Center is now closed until further notice.

OrthoCarolina is continuing to monitor this situation and will update with the most up-to-date information.