Aim: This study aimed to determine the compliance of healthcare workers (HCWs) with the hospital safety measures and the prevalence of hospital-acquired COVID-19 infection among them. Methodology: HCWs at King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) assigned for COVID-19 patients between 18 March and 10 June 2020 were tested for past infection using total anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin assay, demographic data and compliance with safety measures were assessed using a questionnaire. Results: A total of 340 HCWs participated in the study, 260 were close direct care. Three HCWs tested positive for total anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin. Close direct care were more compliant with personal protective guidelines than those providing direct care. Conclusion: HCWs compliance with personal protective guidelines might explain the low prevalence of COVID-19 infection in hospital settings.
Hospitals around the globe have implemented safety measures in order to decrease the risk of spreading the virus among healthcare workers (HCWs); our aim in this study is to assess the compliance of HCWs to the safety measures introduced in our hospital and the prevalence of contracting COVID-19 among them using total anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin assay. A total of 113 physicians and 227 nurses participated in the study; results showed a high level of compliance among HCWs working in close direct care and a relatively lower level of compliance among those providing direct care. Three of the HCWs tested positive for the total immunoglobulin assay, indicating the importance of adhering to the safety measures to decrease the risk of contracting the virus.