Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing currently available at PUSH?

A:  Thanks to our partnership with the Purdue University Animal Disease diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL),
      we now have direct access to COVID-19 testing at PUSH. Due to a continuing national shortage of the
      swabs required to perform the test, the number of tests that we are able to perform is still quite limited.
      Only those patients who meet specific criteria and receive an order from a PUSH medical provider will be
      able to be tested at this time.

Q: What can I do to Prevent becoming ill?

A: The steps are:

  • Avoid going to a medical facility for non-urgent reasons, in order to minimize Coronavirus exposure risk.
  • Use of social distancing guidelines (avoid crowds or 10 or more, keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others). Keep away from the elderly and those with weak immune systems.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based sanitizer will suffice.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or symptomatic.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands again.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.  

Q: Can I get masks at PUSH?

A: Due to our risk of running out of masks for truly symptomatic and at risk patients, we are unable to provide additional masks for the population. A single mask will be provided to any PUSH patient who is at risk, or is symptomatic.

More information about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.