East Grampians Health Service say they have not confirmed any cases of COVID-19 and they have "enough testing kits at this point in time".
"We're not seeing huge numbers at this time," he said. "The reality will be that some people in our community will contract the virus but we are doing everything we can to mitigate that risk."
Mr Freeman said if there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 then EGHS would work with the state health department to find out if they were best placed to take care of the patient.
"At the end of the day we are a health service and need to continue to treat patients for a variety of issues," he said.
Mr Freeman said if people were showing signs or symptoms of the virus they should phone ahead before arriving at a facility.
"If appropriate we will safely swab them outside," he said. "We are providing anyone we test with the information on self isolation."
Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, coughing and risk signs are international travel in the 14 days before onset of illness or close contact in the 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Mr Freeman said EGHS were being updated on a daily basis about health advice, had a weekly regional teleconference and would also attend a statewide teleconference on Monday afternoon in light of the state of emergency declared in Victoria.
"We are prepared with our pandemic plan," he said. "We are certainly asking everyone to remain calm and visit the appropriate health department websites."
Mr Freeman said visitors to the hospital were not restricted at this point in time but the federal government was preparing to release guidelines on visitors to aged care homes.
The state of emergency gives the government special powers and resources to restrict mass gatherings and enforce self-isolation for people who have returned from travel overseas.
Individuals in Victoria face a fine of up to $20,000 if they do not self isolate for 14 days after returning from overseas. Corporate bodies face a fine of up to $100,000.
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