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The new measure is to help facilitate existing screening procedures for those entering the emergency room and is not a public testing location.
Those who believe they have symptoms of COVID-19 should call their primary care physician or make a virtual visit, and not go to the emergency department, which is for those in need of the most critical care, Aston said.
“This is imperative so our hospitals are not over capacity and our most vulnerable patients can be treated first,” she said. “Many individuals with mild symptoms will not need to be tested and will be instructed to isolate themselves from others. If you have symptoms and suspect you have been exposed, contact your primary care doctor. If you qualify for testing, your doctor will provide further instruction.”