By Shereen Siewert

Aspirus is now staffing a call center for people who are concerned they could be infected with COVID-19.

The dedicated line is staffed by live operators from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, according to a news release from the organization.

Operators will direct callers to the closest regional testing location if they need to see a medical professional.

The call center number is 844-568-0701.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of influenza and can include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

For more information, visit or the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.