Checked for temperature greater than 100.4
Exposure/ Direct Contact to Coronavirus.
Respiratory Symptoms- Cough AND Shortness of Breath
If the individual answers yes to any of the questions, a mask shall be worn and the person asked to return to their car. Note: Masks are not to be distributed to well visitors, as this is not the appropriate means of prevention.
Patients at the hospital will be instructed to return to their car and proceed to the ambulance entrance. Hospital staff manning the Information Desk shall contact the ED staff to alert them of the patient. Patients will be asked to remain in their car and an Emergency personnel will come out to the car and provide proper screening.
Patients at the clinic will be instructed to return to their car and a provider will evaluate the patient. The provider will treat the patient as necessary.
Individuals calling into the hospital or physician clinics
The state has set up a COVID-19 hotline. Instruct patients who are calling for information to call the hotline at 1-877-435-8411.
If the individual wishes to be seen by a provider they may been seen in the Emergency Department (573-883-4438), Bloomsdale Walk-In Clinic (573-483-9492), or Ste. Genevieve Walk-In Clinic (573-883-4408). Instruct the patient to call the clinic prior to arrival.
As this is a public health concern, any visitor/patient refusing to wear a mask and/or follow our established protocol shall be asked to leave the hospital, or law enforcement will be contacted.
Call your primary care provider if you experience fever, cough or shortness of breath in 2-14 days after exposure to coronavirus. If your symptoms are severe call 911.
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How can you protect yourself?
* Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
* Keep hand sanitizer or wipes with you.
* If at all possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
* When sick, keep your distance from others to keep germs from spreading.
* Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent infection.
For additional up-to-date information on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) visit these sites:
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The CDC recommends the use of Cloth Face Coverings visit:
Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers visit:
For instructions on how to make cloth masks from a t-shirt or bandana visit: