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Pana Community Hospital Changes Entry Procedures; Enforcing Screening

The Pana Community Hospital has issued a press release stating that starting today (Friday) there will be screenings for all people who enter the facility. The only entries will be through the main or emergency entrance.  All other entries will be restricted.  The restrictions also include the front entrance of Community Medical Clinic as well as the east doors leading into the Medical Mall.


Anyone that is entering the hospital will be directed to a screening area and answer a few questions; including do you have a sore throat, cough, fever, or shortness of breath along with if you have had contact with any person who is lab-confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 


If you answer yes to any of those questions, you will have to wear a mask and put hand sanitizer before coming into the front entrance. Patients seeking access into the Emergency Department will enter the first door where they will be greeted by the Emergency Registrar through an intercom. The registrar will ask the same questions and respond the same way. 

Health officials ask if you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, you should call your healthcare provider first before coming to the hospital or your physician's office. For more information visit www.panahospital.com.

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