What is OSF Doing?
OSF HealthCare has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions.
- All OSF settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure. For anyone who has questions or concerns about COVID-19, these options are available to get more information about screening, testing and care:
- 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health departments in Illinois and Michigan.
- Patients and visitors will be asked to wear masks if the community transmission level is HIGH. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends visitors and patients wear a mask if they have:
- A suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
- Symptoms of a respiratory infection (runny nose, coughing, sneezing).
- Had close contact or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days
To learn more and stay updated on COVID-19, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.