How are we preparing for COVID-19 patients?
Our leaders are convening regularly to assess, reevaluate, and update our emergency preparedness plans, and we have confidence that they will make the right decisions to ensure your safety. We will continue to follow CDC interim guidelines and partner with local, state and federal government authorities.
How can I lower the risk of catching a respiratory virus?
Here are a few things you can do to lower your risk of any viral respiratory illness such as the flu or COVID-19:
Stay home when you are sick
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
Clean your hands regularly
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home and work
Drink plenty of fluids
How are we screening for the virus?
We'll continue screening patients in our Emergency Rooms and other clinical points for risk factors for COVID-19 and in accordance with the CDC's travel guidance.
DUE TO CMS/CDC Containment Guidelines:
All visitors will be required to submit a temperature and questionnaire.
Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to visit UNLESS you are a patient.
If you have a fever or are ill we ask that you do not visit at this time.
Do we have enough personal protective equipment (PPE)?
We've reviewed our supplies and PPE and we have everything we need for screening travelers. We have as much PPE as we can possibly have on hand in the chance we encounter an affected patient, but we want to be sure to preserve these supplies. With that in mind, we will follow the CDC's guidance for extended use and limited reuse of N95 respirators. If you have questions about our N95 extended use guidelines or need refresher training on correct use of PPE, please discuss with your clinical manager and local Infection Prevention Professional. Visit the CDC to learn more: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV