SUNBURY – A Northumberland County Children and Youth Services caseworker has been hospitalized after initially testing positive for the coronavirus. Northumberland County Commissioner Kymberley Best tells us the 24-year-old woman became ill Wednesday and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center via Life Flight. Best says the worker at the time had a high fever and had trouble breathing. The woman then tested positive for COVID-19 and other underlying illnesses. Best says the woman was given a second test for COVID-19 and those results are still pending. According to Best, Geisinger officials say the woman is in critical condition.
Best says the caseworker was off the previous week and did not have any contact with families or children. However, 14 staff members are being quarantined for 14 days as a precaution. The building, which also contains other county offices, was also shutdown for cleaning.