Washington Health System understands that you and your family may be anxious about the news of Coronavirus-COVID-19. We want to assure you that both WHS-Washington Hospital and WHS-Greene Hospital have rigorous infection-prevention protocols in place. We are closely monitoring our internal resources and information from federal, state and local agencies around the clock. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, staff, students, community and the general public. The most common symptoms of Coronavirus-COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Contact your primary care physician if you are experiencing these symptoms, particularly if your symptoms are severe, if you have traveled internationally in the last month, or if you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19. If you are experiencing these symptoms and need to seek care at one of our hospitals or physician offices, please be sure to alert your physician’s office beforehand so they can be prepared to ensure the health and safety of you and our other patients and staff. If you do not have a primary care physician (PCP) please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) at 877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).  Please do not go to the hospital without contacting your PCP or PADOH first. The best prevention you can take includes washing your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, cough into your elbow or a tissue and not your hands, and stay home if you’re sick. Avoid large crowds and persons who are displaying symptoms of an illness if at all possible. Testing for Coronavirus-COVID-19 must be ordered by a licensed medical provider. Currently, testing cannot be performed at the request of the public without an order. As questions continue to rise throughout our community about Coronavirus-COVID-19 and its symptoms, WHS offers convenient access to high-quality care through our telemedicine service. www.whsvirtualcare.com is a mobile app which offers virtual visits through a smartphone, tablet or computer. We ask that you do not call our hospitals or physician offices with general questions regarding COVID-19. Instead we suggest that you obtain the most up to date information by visiting www.CDC.gov or www.health.pa.gov. This is a rapidly changing situation and Washington Health System is committed to keeping our patients, communities and team members safe and informed. We urge everyone to remain calm. Even though the public attention is focused on Coronavirus-COVID 19 please remember that our healthcare system continues to care for community members with other illnesses, injuries and births as we have done each and every day since opening our doors in 1897.