Local hospitals are screening all patients per CDC guidelines, according to CMH spokeswoman Katie Myers. Anyone who meets certain criteria would have additional testing done; so far no patients have met criteria for testing at state or CDC level. “If a patient walked into the emergency room, they’d be screened too,” Myers said. According to the CDC website, symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure.* Those symptoms include:

  • Fever.

  • Cough.

  • Shortness of breath.

* This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

Women’s club sponsors blood drive

The Beverly Hills Women’s Club will sponsor a LifeSouth blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Cornerstone Church, 2 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Due to public health concerns, there has been a blood shortage and all are encouraged to donate. Donors will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. For information, call 203-915-7407.

Cancellations continue

Due to concerns for public health, community events are subject to cancellation. To notify the Chronicle of your event cancellation, email community@chronicleonline.com and include the name and date of your event and a phone number that people may call if they have any questions about the cancellation.

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DonnaBaillod

It's too bad if the hospitals, urgent care offices, and doctor offices take a swab samples from patients and put them in vials until the test kits come. I guess the real world doesn't work that way. :\

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