What should I do if I have flu-like symptoms?
Please call our COVID-19 Hotline at 217-277-4001 if you are experiencing:
Individuals will be screened over the phone by our clinical staff. If patients meet clinical criteria, they will be directed to the new Flu-Like Illness Screening Center, set up in collaboration between QMG, SIU, and Blessing Health System, for evaluation. If patients are directed to the Center, they will complete a brief registration. Lab testing will be performed only if medically indicated and if available.
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What is a Coronavirus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. Coronavirues have been around for a while and typically cause mild illnesses, like the common cold.
COVID-19 is a novel, or new, coronavirus, which means that this specific virus has not been seen in humans before now.
This video contains some great information on the COVID-19. Please note this video was updated on March 15 and the numbers are changing daily.