Coronavirus in Illinois: Small Clinics Struggle To Stay Open While Keeping Medical Staff Safe

For smaller clinics in the midwest, taking extra precautions against COVID19 while still serving patients has led to creative solutions. For the Midwest Express Clinics, they’re keeping certain locations open for COVID19 patients, while directing others to different locations. For staff, they’re taking extra precautions with drive-up testing and additional personal protective equipment.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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