Testing for CoVid19

  • 03/25/2020 12:19 PM
    Message # 8858115

    What do you do if a staff member is sick ( maybe one or two symptoms) but does not qualify for testing? Do you try and argue with the testing triage nurse as we are in health care? Tell the staff member they have to stay away for 2 weeks just in case? If they are positive is it our responsibility to notify any patients they saw or the CDC?

    I'd welcome other managers thoughts.

  • 04/01/2020 2:05 PM
    Reply # 8872691 on 8858115
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After contacting all of the hospitals in Kane County I found out that currently a patient needs to be admitted to the hospital in order to be tested. Patients experiencing symptoms are told to self-quarantine for 14 days. Those exhibiting pneumonia like symptoms and admitted to the hospital will be tested. 

  • 04/30/2021 6:11 PM
    Reply # 10415525 on 8858115

    We have the rapid, molecular COVID test at our office so we are testing staff if they are having any COVID type symptoms. If the patient's PCP does not offer COVID testing, they can go to Urgent Care. Primisha pharmacy in Elgin also does drive through COVID testing. The patient needs to schedule online at DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. Hope this helps!

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