Illinois health system to close primary care facility after COVID-19 exposures

Southern Illinois Healthcare also will close its outpatient rehabilitation and lab services Aug. 31 in Harrisburg, housed in the very same structure as its Primary Care Harrisburg.

” While interacting with patients, all staff wear personal protective equipment and follow cleaning protocols throughout,” the health system stated. “Due to these security procedures, we think there is no threat of COVID-19 direct exposure to patients just recently dealt with at the clinic.”.

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Southern Illinois Healthcare will close its medical care facility in Harrisburg Aug. 31 for deep cleansing after numerous workers contracted COVID-19, officials revealed on Facebook.

The Carbondale-based health system said the move is “out of an abundance of care.” Clients with scheduled consultations Aug. 31 have the choice of video and/or phone sees.

The health system said it is teaming up with Egyptian Health Department and contagious disease workers to start contact tracing..

The staff member direct exposures were from community contact, and authorities do not believe patients were at risk, the health system stated.

Kelly Gooch –
Monday, August 31st, 2020