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TMH taking precautions 'just in case' Coronavirus reaches local areas

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 13:05:39-05

With the Coronavirus making its way to the U.S. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare says it is prepared 'just in case' it reaches our community.

TMH is currently screening patients training employees and taking precautions for their outlying clinics as well as their Special Care Unit built during the 2014 Ebola epidemic.

They say it's ready to activate if a Coronavirus patient is detected at the hospital.

While they say they have no confirmed or potential cases at TMH yet, they're keeping an eye out.

"We have implemented strategies to prevent local and regional spread, involving our staff and patients. If patients should present to the emergency room, we have an isolation room," said Ingrid Jones-Ince, MD, the Director of Clinic and FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at TMH.

So far the Florida Department of Health says there are NO reported cases of Coronavirus anywhere in the state of Florida.