Will test its 2200 employees to help mitigate asymptomatic virus spread
November 16, 2020 – Paramus, NJ – As New Jersey and particularly Bergen County see a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases, Bergen New Bridge President and CEO Deborah Visconi announced today that the Medical Center will test all of its 2200 employees in a facility wide COVID-19 surveillance testing program.
“We have led the way with community COVID-19 testing from the beginning of the pandemic,” said Visconi. “With significant community spread, implementing this employee surveillance testing program was another way for us to protect our staff and all those in our care. She added, “We have already been testing staff in our long term care division, and now is the right time to expand our testing to all employees throughout our facility.”
Visconi shared the importance of universal testing as a way to enhance staff safety while reassuring the public that it’s safe to seek the care they need, thus quelling concerns that could cause delays in care. “We need people to keep themselves healthy, manage any chronic conditions they have, seek emergency care, and get their vaccinations, especially the flu shot,” said Visconi.
COVID-19 testing for the community continues both at the Medical Center and remotely in partnership with the County of Bergen.
“Testing has been and will continue to be an essential tool in our COVID-19 arsenal,” said Visconi.