KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Parkview Health closed two clinics for deep cleaning Monday after a man visited them before he was diagnosed with Coronavirus COVID-19 at Parkview Noble Hospital.
Parkview Health says the patient first sought treatment at the FirstCare Walk-in Clinic in Kendallville on March 1 and then the New Vision Drive on March 5.
The Noble County Health Department says the man then went to Parkview Noble Hospital Emergency Room Sunday.
Officials say he was swabbed there and the test came back "presumptively positive" Sunday night.
Parkview says workers at the Kendallville and New Vision Drive clinics have been told to stay home and will be screened today for possible exposure.
Officials recommend anyone who visited either clinic and feels they may have been exposed to self-monitor for 14 days since the date of potential exposure.
That includes checking your temperature twice a day and calling your doctor if you have a fever greater than 100.4 degrees and respiratory symptoms.
They are not requiring self-quarantine at this time for the general public.
Parkview Health says all of their hospitals and other clinics are fully operational.
The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including the flu, is to:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.