“The novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has been filling the news. At Marion
General Hospital, we have been monitoring the situation and following
the CDC and IN State Department of Health (ISDH) guidance that is being
published regularly. When you call for an appointment at one of our locations,
you may be asked about cold-like symptoms, fever and recent travel. The
screening questions are intended to direct patients who may need to be
tested for the Coronavirus to the best location for this. The test is
presently only performed at the ISDH lab and is for those who have specific
risk factors. Marion General is able to assist with collecting of specimens
after the State Health Department has granted approval.
Prevention of the spread of Coronavirus is much like preventing the flu.
Stay home if you are sick. Practice social distancing, Fist bump instead
of hand shake. Clean your hands often with hand sanitizer or soap and
water, especially after touching items like gas pumps, ATM machines, grocery
carts. Avoid touching your face. Sanitize surfaces frequently.
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