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COVID-19

An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was first detected in China and has now been detected in other countries, including the U.S. The disease has been named COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath.  The situation with COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve.

The CDC  offers updated information about the spread of the virus in the U.S., including a current risk assessment


What Should I do if I have symptoms?

COVID-19 vs. Cold & Flu

COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

What to Do

Only your doctor can order the COVID-19 test. If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing the above symptoms, call your primary care provider.

If you think you’re experiencing an emergency, dial 911.

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Cold

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Body Aches

Flu

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

What to Do

If you think you have a cold or the flu, stay home. Use over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms. Rest, avoid physical exertion, and drink plenty of fluids. If symptoms get worse, contact your primary care provider.

Check out these prevention tips that should help you prevent the coronavirus.


Important changes at DRH Health

There is no higher priority than the health and safety of our patients, team members and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, beginning Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 pm no visitors will be allowed at Duncan Regional Hospital until further notice.

Exceptions include:

No visitor is allowed for patients admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay.

Birth Center patients may have one significant other/support person 18 years or older. No other visitors will be allowed.

Patients needing outpatient lab draws can continue to check-in at the AOS entrance. However, NO visitor will be allowed to wait or go back with you, and they may be asked to remain in the car.

Patients coming to DRH for surgery, blood administration, or diabetic education can continue to check-in at the AOS entrance. Visitors should be a significant other/support person 18 years old or older. Other support persons will be evaluated based on a case by case basis dependent on the patient and procedure.

Patients coming to DRH for imaging studies or tests completed in the DRH Radiology department can continue to check-in at the Imaging Center. Visitors should be a significant other/support person 18 years old or older. Other support persons will be evaluated based on a case by case basis dependent on the patient and procedure.

Patients needing EMERGENT care should report to our Emergency Room entrance, and all support persons will be evaluated based on a case by case basis dependent on the patient and emergent issue.

Extenuating circumstances to these temporary guidelines and individual requests will always be considered based on the best interest and needs of the individual patient.

We apologize for any inconvenience this new policy may create.


Elective surgeries and outpatient appointments

In response to COVID-19, we’re limiting wellness outpatient appointments in our clinics and certain elective surgeries/procedures and imaging screenings for the health and safety of our patients and team members. If you have a wellness appointment scheduled in the next few weeks, you will be contacted by the clinic. For elective surgeries/procedures and imaging appointments, you will be contacted by hospital personnel.

What else should I know and what can I do?

Take time to educate yourself and share what you learn with others. Following a few simple guidelines can keep you and your family safe and healthy.

According to the CDC , the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

 

 

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