New Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Screening

For All Inpatient and ED Nurses

Effective Now


Due to China’s recent Novel Coronavirus outbreak, you will now see new options in the Travel and Exposure Screening section of Epic, documented by nursing, to help you identify patients who may have been exposed.

If the patient has traveled outside the U.S. in the last month:

  • Asia is now listed as a regional option.

  • When Asia is selected, you will see options for Asian countries visited in the last month.

  • If China is selected:

  • Complete the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Screening

Follow the important protocol listed in red within the row information.

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