For patients that are clinically improved and can be safely discharged, please proceed with discharge even though the COVID-19 test may be pending. The patient will need to maintain self-isolation precautions until the test results become available. Infection Prevention Control (IPC) must be notified at discharge so they may contact the local health department if the test returns as POSITIVE. Negative results will be routed to the physician’s in basket.
Please note there are specific AVS instructions for these patients.