News | Published March 22, 2020

Screenings implemented at all Mount Nittany Health facilities

All employees, providers, patients and others accessing Mount Nittany Health facilities will be screened before entering. This new screening process is another measure that Mount Nittany Health is taking to protect our patients, staff and community against the spread of COVID-19.

The screening process will include key questions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Temperature checks will be available.

During the screening, the following questions will be asked.

  • Have you had cough, fever, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you been diagnosed or are you currently awaiting test results for COVID-19 in the past 7 days?
  • Have you traveled to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut in last 14 days?
  • Is your temperature equal or greater than 38° C (100.4° F)?  If it is an abnormal temperature, please recheck with a different thermometer.

Screenings at Mount Nittany Medical Center
All employees, patients, providers, and others are being screened before being permitted to enter any entrance of the Medical Center. All vehicles, except emergency vehicles and patients traveling to the emergency department (ED), are stopped for a screening, then directed to turn to the right to access any entrance of the Medical Center, including: the main entrance, auditorium entrance, Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion, entrance C, the Shared Services Building, loading dock entrance, parking garage and the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation entrance. All traffic is now one-way to access any entrance of the facility, except the ED. The ED is screening Emergency Medical Service personnel and ED patients at the ambulance and ED entrances.

Screenings at all Mount Nittany Health facilities, including Mount Nittany Physician Group
Screenings are extended to all employees, providers, patients and others accessing any Mount Nittany Health facility, including all Physician Group and outpatient locations, and Bellefonte Corporate Services. Screenings take place at the entrances to these locations.

Our team will work as quickly as possible to safely and effectively complete the screenings; however, patients and visitors should prepare accordingly and allow extra time for this process.