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What is it?

According to the CDC, a novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. Previously identified coronaviruses commonly cause mild illnesses, such as the common cold; COVID19 is different from these other, previously identified, coronaviruses.

COVID-19 Testing Information:
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:


COVID-19 Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after an exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Emergency warning signs* include, but aren't limited to:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Constant pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish coloration to the face or lips

*Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any emergency warning signs.

What should I do if I am showing symptoms of COVID-19 or I believe I might have been exposed?
If you are concerned about your risk of developing COVID19, please contact your medical provider or the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931.

If you are experiencing any symptoms and need to seek treatment, please do the following:

  1. Call your provider prior to arriving at your appointment.
  2. Avoid close contact with people by putting distance between yourself and others.
  3. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, cough into the bend of your elbow.
What precautions can I take to prevent COVID-19?

The best way to avoid getting the virus is to inform yourself and follow the CDC recommendations. Here are some recommended precautionary measures:

  • Stay home
  • Separate yourself from others
  • Call before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick or caring for others
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean frequently used surfaces daily
  • Monitor your symptoms
How is IMH taking precautions and preparing for COVID-19?

As your trusted healthcare provider, IMH is following the CDC recommendations, by applying the strategies we use everyday to detect and prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses like influenza. We want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely and working with State and local health agencies to reinforce our systems and structures that support well-coordinated plans, in the event of an outbreak. Please know that we are taking every precaution to ensure your well being, during your visit to any of our facilities.

Effective immediately, visitors will not be allowed at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. If required, one support person may accompany a patient.
Visitors are not permitted at the Resident Home.
All individuals entering the building will be screened at the hospital entrances.
Our cleaning efforts have been heightened to keep everyone safe.
The cleaners used by our environmental services staff are approved for use against COVID19.

*All preceding information is gathered from

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