A recent outbreak of pneumonia in China has now been identified as being caused by a newly discovered respiratory virus deemed 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV). Inspira Health’s clinical leadership teams are closely monitoring the situation and have put procedures in place to protect patients, visitors and staff should a person—who meets current criteria for suspicion of Novel Coronavirus 2019—visit an Inspira facility. Inspira facilities are following the most current guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health authorities to appropriately screen, isolate and manage patients who meet the criteria.
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should seek care as they normally would, immediately alerting the health care facility or health care provider if they have travelled to the affected areas—Wuhan City, Hubei Sheng and neighboring provinces in China—within the past 30 days; or have been in close contact with someone who has been under investigation for, or is a confirmed case of, Novel Coronavirus.
This situation continues to evolve. For more information about Novel Coronavirus 2019 visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.