NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —Vanderbilt University Medical Center is taking precautions amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The facility is limiting visitors to the hospitals and clinics in addition to posting a list of coronavirus do’s and don’ts on their website.
Currently, the hospital is offering COVID-19 assessment stations, one of which is inside one of the parking garages.
Vanderbilt asks potential patients to call in advance if they are exhibiting symptoms, such as fever or a dry cough, and the hospital will direct you where to go.
If you have been tested, Vanderbilt said you can find your results online when they are ready.
Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.
High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.
The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.
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