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| TESTING PROTOCOL
It is anticipated Holmes County will experience individuals who will test positive for the coronavirus. The Holmes County Health District wants to inform the public of the coronavirus testing protocol. Adhering to the recommended protocol will ensure our local healthcare system is able to serve ill patients more efficiently and effectively.
If you suspect you are sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and help prevent the disease from spreading to other people:
Individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, a new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, and muscle pain or fatigue, Your primary care provider may refer you to the Pomerene drive-through screening station, where clinical staff will determine if testing is appropriate.
Individuals exhibiting symptoms of the virus who do not have a primary care physician should call Pomerene’s Coronavirus Hotline (330) 763-2055 before coming to Pomerene or the Pomerene Emergency Department.
Coronavirus testing is only conducted when medically necessary. Coronavirus testing is unnecessary for healthy individuals. The Holmes County Health Department does not conduct patient care or testing at this time.
QUESTIONS AND GUIDANCE
If you have general questions regarding COVID-19, Pomerene’s Coronavirus Hotline (330) 763-2055 can assist with general questions or symptom questions regarding Coronavirus.
The Ohio Department of Health's call center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They are available to answer questions and provide accurate
information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.