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Alerts for the Streator, Illinois Area

OSF Center for Health - Streator Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 20, 2020 - To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF Center for Health - Streator is postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF Center for Health - Streator is postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

Also, the following patient and visitor restrictions are in effect:

  •  Only one guest may accompany patients presenting at an OSF HealthCare facility for services.
  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital. 

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub: www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/.

Closings & Cancellations - Streator Area

Mar 16, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • March 18
    • OSF King Care-A-Van at Grace Community Church - cancelled
  • March 23
    • OSF King Care-A-Van at Streator Salvation Army - cancelled
  • March 25
    • OSF King Care-A-Van at Grace Community Church - cancelled

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.