The Ocracoke Health Center is seeing patients virtually at this time. Call 252-928-1511. Photo: C. Leinbach

The following was sent out Thursday, Dec. 10, by the Ocracoke Health Center

The Ocracoke Health Center today confirmed the first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in an employee. The individual is in good condition and is isolated to prevent spread of infection to others.

After developing symptoms, the individual took the appropriate action and stayed home. Ocracoke Health Center handles patient care with the utmost respect to privacy and has taken swift measures to mitigate spread of the virus. To protect the privacy of all individuals, no further information will be released.

The health and safety of our workforce and patients are our top priorities. As the front-line responders to the COVID-19 response, we want to make sure everyone is kept safe at all times.

Ocracoke Health Center has consulted with the Hyde County Health Department to ensure we are following the latest guidance.

We will only be accepting virtual appointments at this time. Please call 252-928-1511 to schedule your virtual visit.