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March 10, 2020

Faith Regional Implements COVID-19 Preparedness Protocols and Visitor Restrictions

Faith Regional is actively monitoring, preparing, and working to prevent and control the spread of influenza and coronavirus in our region. To support these efforts, changes have been implemented within the hospital, clinics, nursing home, and assisted living facilities for the safety and health of our patients, guests, and staff. 

The monitoring of visitors and guests has been elevated in response to the most recent reports regarding the potential spread of illness by the CDC and the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department.  At this time, visits to the hospital are restricted for ages 12 and under. Patients may only have two visitors, over the age of 12, at one time.  Visitors can expect to be screened for the potential onset of symptoms related to COVID-19 and recent travel information. St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Care Center and SkyView Villa are temporarily restricting visitors until further notice for the safety of their residents who are a high-risk population.

As a safety precaution, patients with scheduled appointments in the next two weeks who have traveled outside of the United States in the last 30 days or have been in contact with anyone who has traveled outside of the United States and are showing signs of illness (including, but not limited to, a fever or ongoing cough), please call your physician/provider prior to arriving at your appointment.

Screening strategies and processes are in place at all points of entry into the health system as part of the check-in process. If you have a fever, cough, or sore throat, please refrain from visiting the hospital. If you are a patient with these symptoms, please be sure to alert the receptionist of your symptoms immediately upon your arrival.

We continue to work with the Department of Health and Human Services and Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department.  Protocols will be updated as they evolve.  We appreciate your consideration of the current situation for the safety of our region.

For the latest on Coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site and/or Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department web site.