In January Infection Prevention and Patient Experience updated the WFBH screening questions used for patients, visitors, and research participants. When scheduling a research appointment, conducting pre-visit phone screening, or when conducting in-person visits, please use the following three questions. The new information is underlined and in red.
- Have you had a fever, cough or shortness of breath in the last 7 days?
- Have you had vomiting AND/OR diarrhea in the last 7 days?
- Have you had contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last two weeks, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last three weeks?
If the participant responds negatively to all questions and has a temperature of 99.9F or below, they may proceed with the scheduled visit. If they report an acute issue, refer them to their primary care physician and/or to one of our respiratory assessment clinics. They can call 336-713-7775 and they will receive a phone visit to help determine if they need to be seen or evaluated for COVID-19. If they report a recent contact or diagnosis, please reschedule their appointment and advise them to follow current guidelines for individuals with recent contact or diagnosis of COVID-19.