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HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

Latest Information on COVID-19 Precautions

The safety of our patients and staff has always been and remains our top priority.

As the world continues to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, we realize that some people may have questions about coming to the facility even as they seek to address pressing health issues. Please note that we have implemented extraordinary measures and additional protocols to help ensure a safe and clean environment for our patients, physicians, staff and community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our local Health Authority.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all Americans 12 and older, with few exceptions, be vaccinated against the virus, and provides its latest guidance here. Please refer to your local Health Authority or pharmacy for information on community vaccination sites.

Thank you for entrusting your care to us. When you or your loved ones need services, know that we are … open, trusted and here to support you.

Facility Services and Programs

  • Our facility is fully operational. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are monitoring for the presence of any symptoms in patients and staff.
  • We are actively following and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local regulatory and health authorities.
  • Community education programs typically offered by our facility may be suspended; please follow us on Facebook for event details.
  • We have implemented additional training for all employees on handwashing and hand sanitization, and strict employee and client compliance with washing/sanitizing hands thoroughly and often.
  • We have increased the frequency of the required cleaning and sanitization of our facility, including intake rooms, surfaces and common areas.

Visitation

Temporary Visitation Policy as of 2-14-22:

  • All visitation is by appointment only. Visitor must call into the Hospital Operator at 609-267-7000 by 8:00pm the day prior to the unit’s scheduled visiting day to make the appointment. Visitors are not permitted to wait in the lobby and must exit the facility at the conclusion of their visitation.
  • All visitors are restricted from bringing any personal items, including purses, backpacks, or briefcases into the building. Please secure these items in your vehicle.
  • Only 1 visitor permitted per patient at a time. No more than 2 visitors per patient per hour.
  • All visitors:
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Must wear a facemask for the entire visit.
    • Use the hand sanitizer dispenser located in the entrance of the lobby before entering the facility and upon leaving the facility.
    • Undergo a symptom and temperature screening upon entry of the facility. IF THE VISITOR FAILS THE SCREENING, THE VISITOR WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO VISIT AND WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY.
    • Obey social distancing practices in the visitation area (Cafeteria) by sitting across the table from one another.
    • Food or drink items, balloons, and flowers are not permitted in the facility.
    • Cell phone use is strictly prohibited during visiting hours.

Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.

If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-Checker button at the top of the page.

Prevention

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures including:

  • Getting a vaccine when it is made available to you.
  • Wearing a mask in indoor public places if you are unvaccinated and over 2 years old. Generally, masks are not needed outdoors, unless in crowded outdoor spaces in areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases.
  • Social distancing – avoiding crowds and crowded spaces, avoiding handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least six feet away from other people, and replacing in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
  • Stay home and away from others when you are sick with any respiratory disease symptoms.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) →

CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker →