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Coronavirus Update and Health System Preparations - 3/16

Coronavirus Update and Health System Preparations - 3/16

Thank you for your patience as we made our way through the first day of screening and specimen collection for testing. We saw hundreds of people. Overall things went fairly smoothly but we also learned a lot and will work to continually refine the process.

While a portion of those screened met the current criteria for testing, many did not. We are doing our best to provide answers and test where appropriate. Please help us manage the limited resources (personnel, supplies etc.) we have available. We will resume tomorrow at 8 a.m. just west of DCH’s Regional Medical Center in the laundry parking lot. Specimens will only be collected for testing if the individual meets the current testing recommendations.

- Flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, body aches.

- Close contact with a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus patient within 14 days of symptom onset.