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.
What Should I do if I have symptoms?
COVID-19 vs. Cold & Flu
- 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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For more information on Covid-19 Testing, please read this document
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Body Aches
- Fever or chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
- 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
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, health care facilities are uniquely charged with protecting both the health of those they serve and the health of their caregivers. Therefore, as we begin to restart our normal services, we must remain diligent to minimize chance for exposures for ourselves and our patients.
- Continue to monitor temperatures prior to start of your shift and stay home if feeling ill
- Continue to wear masks when within 6 feet of any patient, guest, team member or provider
- Continue to check with Donna Shaw for any travel plans (international travel including cruises still require 14 day quarantine after return)
- Visitation to remain closed except the one patient representative
- Screening test for all admissions and outpatient surgery
- Continue with T2 as COVID/PUI acute care, ICU rooms 501-503 as COVID/PUI critical care
- Continue transport alert announcements for COVID/PUI transports
- Continue to require all patients to wear masks when in the presence of staff/providers
- Allow entry to building with screening for temperature and wellness at all entry points (AOS, Main, PAS, Imaging Center)
- Allow access to café, Chick-fil-a, gift shop, business office, medical records, and HR – DINING ROOM CLOSED TO GENERAL PUBLIC
- AOS, ER, Imaging Center, Radiology waiting rooms will open back with social distancing
- Continue to require face coverings (masks)
- Happy to have our volunteers return to AOS, Main Entrance, Gift Shop, Cancer Center, and many other areas!
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.