Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 26, Howard Memorial Hospital will no longer provide Covid-19 testing for patients who have no symptoms.
A hospital spokesperson explained that the local change is due to changes by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services.
In order for people to be tested for Covid, they must have a physician’s order. Screening will no longer be done before entering the hospital.
HMH urges persons to use hand hygiene practices and to wear a mask when symptoms are suffered. For more information call the hospital’s Infection Preventionist at 845-6941.