2 Rush physicians test positive for COVID-19

Practice Management

Two emergency room physicians at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately went into quarantine, OakPark.com reports.

What you should know:

1. One physician did not see patients several days before testing positive, but the other physician may have had patient and peer contact. Chicago-based Rush University Health System made a statement saying it was evaluating the overall risk of exposure with the assistance of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

2. The health system believes the physicians acquired the coronavirus through interactions in the community.

3. Rush has restricted visitors throughout the health system with few exceptions.

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