Across the world, new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, and the U.S. has declared a national emergency. However, according to the CDC, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low for the majority of people. Providence continues to follow established infection prevention protocols and remain prepared to care for patients. They have protocols in place, including training their staff and practicing for these scenarios, and for how they work with infection control and prevention teams, the CDC, and public health authorities. They are monitoring this issue closely and taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of patients, caregivers, visitors, and the community.
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