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COVID-19 Criteria

COVID-19 Criteria

These are the three current categories for patients for which Coronavirus should be a concern.

1) Fever OR Lower Respiratory Illness in a patient who meets one of the following criteria:

    a) The patient who, in the 14 days prior to their symptom onset, has had a close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient; OR

    b) A health practitioner is referring the patient under their care for coronavirus testing

2) Advised by OEC or the patient of formal isolation or home quarantine for COVID-19 disease.

3) Fever AND Lower Respiratory Illness in a patient.


For these indications:

-***New as of 3/17/20*** Fever is a temperature > 100.0 F or 37.8 C.

-Lower Respiratory Illness is defined as cough or shortness of breath

-Close contact is defined as having direct contact with secretions of a COVID-19 patient OR caring for, living with, visiting or sharing a room with a COVID-19 patient.

-Formal isolation or home quarantine means the patient is being monitored by the health department for suspected or known Coronavirus infection.