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Minnie Hamilton CEO self-quarantining

Wedding guest tested positive for COVID-19

GRANTSVILLE — Steve Whited, CEO for Minnie Hamilton Health System, reportedly was in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 during a small wedding ceremony but neither he nor his family members are showing symptoms.

According to a news release from Whited, his family attended a small wedding ceremony for his oldest daughter with only immediate family.

A few days after the ceremony, a male who was in the wedding was tested due to his service in the National Guard, Whited said.

After the test results came back positive, Whited said he and his family were tested, which resulted in two additional positive cases.

“All of those that have tested positive are currently asymptomatic and have no health concerns. We will continue to self-quarantine per the health department’s guidelines and do not expect to have any additional exposures,” Whited said.

Whited said he decided to release this information to maintain transparency and to minimize misinformation.

“I appreciate the help and support of the Minnie Hamilton Health System staff that helped with testing, and look forward to returning to work after all safety precautions have been met,” Whited said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Calhoun County has reported two COVID-19 cases with one current active case.

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