University Hopsitals, Cleveland Clinic prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 12:15:21-04

CLEVELAND — Together, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center will begin prioritizing COVID-19 testing to first responders, including law enforcement, police, EMS and fire personnel.

“First responders are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and we believe it is vital to ensure they have immediate access to testing,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic, in a statement,. “As partners together in this, we want to further support those serving our communities to ensure they remain healthy so they continue to provide the critical services they bring to the public.”

The hospitals said testing criteria and information will be forwarded to the first responder and law enforcement offices.

“We consider first responders our valued partners in the fight against COVID-19, and will do all we can to protect them and our UH caregivers while caring for the community,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals.

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