You won’t be near anyone with COVID-19.
The fear of contracting COVID-19 shouldn’t cross your mind when you need emergency care. That’s why we’ve created safe zones in our ER - keeping you separate from anyone we’re treating for COVID-19.
We’re suiting up and scrubbing down even more.
We’ve upped our cleaning and disinfecting protocols - especially for high-touch areas. We also make sure we’re adequately stocked with masks, shields, gloves and towns to help keep you and our staff healthy.
Checking, then double-checking.
For an added layer of protection, we have hospital personnel screening patients for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms before they enter our facility.
Your health and safety are our top priority.
UPDATED VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
All visitors are required to enter through designated areas in the hospital.
All visitors must be free of any signs of illness and not have active Covid-19 or a pending Covid-19 test result.
All visitors must:
Wash their hands or use alcohol sanitizer before entering and after leaving the facility, as well as during the visit.
Maintain 6-feet social distancing while in the facility.
Wear their own cloth face covering or mask.
In some circumstances, wear masks and other protective equipment when provided by the facility.
For patients who are without suspected or active Covid-19:
Only one visitor allowed inside the hospital at any time.
Visitors must be over the age of 18 years.
In some situations, with pediatric patients, up to two visitors at one time may be approved by the unit supervisor, based upon the clinical situation and consideration of the safety of others.
For patients who are with suspected or active Covid-19 – no visitors will be allowed except in the following situations (visitors must wear specific protective equipment provided by facility):
End-of-life patients will be allowed up to two visitors inside the hospital at one time, with a maximum of four different individuals in any one day. The duration of visits will be limited as determined by each clinical situation.
Pediatric patients under 18 years of age may have one visitor in the hospital at one time, with a maximum of two different individuals in any one day.
Patients with altered mental status who require a family member for support may have one support person in the hospital at one time, with the maximum of two different individuals in any one day (maximum number may vary on a case-by-case basis based on the clinical situation).
Select obstetrical patients may have one visitor inside the hospital at one time, with a maximum of two different individuals in any one day.
Some units or areas of the facility may restrict all visitors, depending upon the prevalence of Covid-19 and space considerations – such areas might include the emergency department, the intensive care unit, the behavioral health unit, and surgical areas. Additionally, the above restrictions may be minimally lessened by the unit supervisor on a case-by-case basis, if clinically appropriate and determined to be safe.
What to do if you're sick
Stay home except to get medical care
Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.
Call Ahead before visiting your doctor
Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
Monitor your symptoms
Seek medical attention, but call first: Seek medical care right away if your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing).
Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.