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PCH Initiates Employee Testing

July 24th, 2020

For Immediate Release from the Chris-Mont EMA Joint Information Center:  Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm  
Pana Community Hospital has reported 2 positive cases of COVID-19; these cases are hospital employees.  Contact tracing is being conducted to determine where the employees may have been exposed to individuals for transmission to have occurred.  If you were recently at the facility, through contact tracing it will be determined if you have a risk of exposure and will be notified. If you are not contacted, you were not determined to be at risk per IDPH protocols.
Pana Community Hospital is initiating precautionary COVID-19 testing of all hospital employees. Pana Community Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Pana, Illinois and employs 271 full time and part-time staff.
The hospital is fully functional and open for walk-in and emergency traffic needs of the community. However, no visitors are allowed at this time.  Elective procedures are also being re-scheduled and LiveWell Fitness has suspended services for two weeks. For updated information visit​ ​ Pana Community Hospital reports all required COVID-19 information directly to the Christian County Health Department which is then relayed to the Illinois Department of Public Health.  
As always, the hospital strives to keep our team members, patients, and communities safe.  Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a reminder, COVID-19 is an active virus in our counties. Chris-Mont EMA and Pana Community Hospital strongly encourages social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the wearing of masks while in public or when social distancing is not possible. We can all slow the spread of COVID-19 if we simply follow these basic guidelines.  
We are all in this together! #OneTeamOneFight  ​Trusted Sources and Contact Information: Montgomery County Public Health: Facebook: Web Site: P: 217-532-2001
Chris-Mont EMA: Facebook: Website: P: 217-532-9560
Additional trusted sources for facts and information: 
State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response: 
Illinois Department of Public Health:
Centers for Disease Control: P: State of Illinois 24/7 COVID Hotline: 1-800-889-3931