Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Have COVID-19 related questions?
Call the Crossing Rivers Health COVID-19 Hotline
A resource available for those who feel they may have Coronavirus symptoms - including fever, cough, and shortness of breath - or have questions about how best to seek care.
Available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., 608.357.2819.
Your local Public Health Agency is also available for guidance:
- Crawford County Public Health: 608.326.0229
- Grant County Public Health: 608.723.6416
- Allamakee County - Veteran's Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care: 563.568.5660
- Clayton County Visiting Nurse Association: 563.245.1145
Visitor guidelines and restrictions
What we are doing
For the continued safety of patients and staff, protective measures are in place throughout Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center and Clinics, including screening patients and employees and restricting visitors. Crossing Rivers Health is participating in the local task force to ensure our county resources are prepared in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak in our area. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 updates and guidance being distributed by our County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and will collaborate with them to provide the most current information and education to area residents. Within our organization, we continue to provide updates, education and implement precautionary measures necessary for the protection of our patients and staff.
Symptoms of COVID-19
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses
How to prevent viruses
To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as the flu and COVID-19 viruses, please follow the CDC recommendations:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your cough with a tissue or your elbow
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Stay home when you are sick
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds