An employee of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip outside of the county, a press release from HRRMC stated Friday.

The employee was tested at Tuesday’s joint HRRMC and Chaffee County Public Health free community testing clinic.

HRRMC stated the infection was not the result of a hospital-acquired exposure.

The employee was and continues to be completely asymptomatic, and sought testing as a precautionary measure after returning to the community the release stated.

The positive test result was received Thursday evening.

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