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The following Health Alert is provided to you as a public service announcement from
 

 

Corona Regional Medical Center
 
At Corona Regional Medical Center, the health and safety of patients and staff is our top priority as we continue to deliver high quality patient care while responding to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 

 

 
  • If you have fever and/or cough symptoms consistent with the virus and desire to seek medical attention, call your primary care provider or an Urgent Care Center.
  • Please follow all directives from local authorities, including shelter-in-place directives.
  • If you are healthy and eligible, please consider donating blood as supplies are currently dangerously low. Blood donations save lives. Please contact your nearest local blood bank.
 

 

 
 
 
 
Hospital Services and Programs
The hospital is fully operationalWe are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and implementing isolation protocols, if needed. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local Health Authority.
 

 

 
  • Our Emergency Department treats individuals for emergency medical conditions.
  • Most routine appointments or testing at the hospital will be rescheduled.
  • Most community health education programs offered by the hospital in the near term have been cancelled/postponed; please follow the hospital on Facebook for updates.
 

 

 
 
 
 
Limited Visitation
The following is in effect until further notice:
 

 

 
Visitation has been suspended for the health and safety of everyone in our care, including in the Emergency Department (ED). Visitors are not permitted in the hospital (with limited critical exceptions).
 

 

 
  • All individuals entering the hospital (patients, staff, contractors, permitted visitors) are subject to screening upon arrival at the hospital.
  • Any individual who has been in contact with someone with fever, cough or influenza-like symptoms within the last 48 hours will be prohibited from entering.
  • Exceptions to the visitor restriction will be made for certain compassionate care/end-of-life situations, for young patients and for those requiring specific assistance. In these cases, visitors will be limited to a specific room only.
  • Travel history will be queried; those who have had travel to an affected country, as currently identified on the CDC Travel Health Notices list, will not be permitted to proceed within the hospital.
 

 

 
Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and all hospitalized patients.
 

 

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

 

 
  • Social distancing – avoid crowds and crowded spaces; avoid handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least six feet away from other people; and replace in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Self-isolate yourself at home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
 

 

 
 
 
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