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Health Alert from PA Secretary of Health

The latest alert from the PA Department of Health is available. In part, it states, “The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is asking that clinicians provide the current guidance on isolation to patients being evaluated for COVID-19 to ensure that timely recommendations are provided to reduce spread of disease.”  The current guidance includes patient instructions for self-isolation while awaiting laboratory results. It also includes a close contact check list, which physicians will be providing to anyone that is tested positive for COVID-19; individuals will be asked to begin tracing the contacts they have had since 48 hours prior to development of symptoms. These handouts can be helpful in your ongoing guidance you provide to the staff in your community programs.