This message is from Thomas Whalen, MD, MMM,
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

Heightened Risk Alert

If you have been in New York City or exposed to someone who has traveled there in the past 14 days, please be aware that you may be at heightened risk for contracting coronavirus (COVID- 19). While this is NOT a formal declaration from any State or Federal body, this alert does represent observations LVHN has made regarding the current cohort of positive COVID-19 cases in Eastern Pennsylvania. As such, we felt it prudent to share this alert.

Symptoms of COVID-19 infection

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

What you should do

  • Take your temperature every day before reporting to work.
  • If you have a temperature greater than 100 degrees, stay home and contact employee health services.

You can contact employee health services Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. by calling these phone numbers:

After hours and on weekends and holidays, call 610-402-8999 and ask the operator to page the Employee Health Services RN on call.

Managers: Share this information with all colleagues on your team.

For the latest information from our health network, visit

Thank you for all you are doing to keep our patients, visitors, colleagues and community safe. Please remember to practice these habits to keep you and our community healthy.

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