Winneshiek County veterans traveling to the Iowa City VA Clinic will encounter screening because of the coronavirus situation.
Tthe Iowa City VA Health Care System says veterans traveling to the clinic now will be pre-screened. This may lengthen entry times, so patients are advised to allow for that when arriving for their appointments.
The screening will consist of three questions: "Do you have a fever or worsening cough or flu-like symptoms?" "Have you traveled to China, Japan, Italy, Iran or South Korea in the last 14 days?" and "Have you been in close contact with someone, including health care workers, confirmed to have the coronavirus disease?" Individuals known to be at risk for a COVID-19 infection are immediately isolated to prevent potential spread to others.