The area health care providers and state agencies continue to work and coordinate efforts in screening, treating and containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) as questions continue to circulate in our community – from patients, media, employers, family and friends.
There are several COVID-19 screening opportunities in the region. If you are concerned that you have COVID-19, we cannot emphasize enough that you please utilize online and call options before going to a screening location. COVID-19 is a contact illness. To protect yourself and healthcare teams, it is important that if testing is required you be tested in an appropriate location where staff have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Providers have tightened their visitor policies and are limiting access into facilities for this very reason. They are also postponing non-urgent patient procedures and encouraging virtual care visits. These are necessary precautions to limit exposure and protect their patients and staff.