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Press release from Mad River Hospital:

Mad River Community Hospital, in response to the ever changing situation of COVID-19 and in an effort to protect staff, patients and the community, has deployed a triage tent at its Emergency Department entrance. Patients without respiratory symptoms will be screened and checked in at the tent before being sent inside to wait in the waiting room.

Our tent is a precaution and means to separate respiratory illnesses from other medical conditions and emergencies. Patients with respiratory symptoms will be asked to put on a mask upon arrival to the tent, screened and will wait in the triage tent for a secure room to be seen in. Due to this, there may be an extended wait time until a secure room becomes available for patients with respiratory symptoms.

Our emergency department and hospital are still open for all medical emergencies and limited outpatient procedures. If you feel you have been exposed to COVID-19 please call your primary care provider for guidance, or our Patient Experience Officer Carol Howard at 822-7220 ext. 4152. 

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