Hospital officials Monday announced a Coronavirus hotline is up and running for Coachella Valley locals to report possible COVID-19 exposures or symptoms.

The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses, Eisenhower Health said in a statement.

The announcement comes a day after Riverside County Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser declared a local public health emergency amid news of the county’s first locally acquired cased of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

County officials said a patient who tested positive is being treated at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage. It is the second case of the disease recorded in Riverside County, according to the Riverside University Health System. A former cruise ship passenger from Riverside County was diagnosed recently and is recovering at a Northern California medical facility.

“The patient is in isolation and Eisenhower staff have taken appropriate precautions in the treatment of this patient. No further information about the patient will be provided at this time,” an Eisenhower spokesperson said, who did not provide any identifying information.

Following the declaration, organizers for the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden announced this year’s tournament, originally set to kick off Monday and end March 22, was canceled.

The hotline is at 760-837-8988 (or 760-TEST988)

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