Nevada AAP leadership has heard from chapter members that outpatient clinics that once saw referred patients without question have, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented policies to not see anyone with cough or fever within 14 days. Other facilities are designating some locations for "sick' and others as "well." It's a rapidly changing situation.
Before sending a patient for an urgent, but not emergency, test or procedure, have your staff call first to ensure the patient can be seen. If the patient cannot be seen, before sending the patient to the ED, try first to find a non-ED clinic that will accomodate the patient.