Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information Learn More Updated visitor restrictions and entrance screenings in place
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information
as of March 25, 2020
Spring View Hospital (SVH) is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We continue to work closely with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in our community contract or be exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). SVH continues to properly evaluate patients and follow appropriate COVID-19 testing guidelines from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and we have not yet had a patient test positive for COVID-19.
We are updating our visitor guidelines to protect our patients, staff and the community. This plan will go into effect at 5 PM EST today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020:
No visitors will be allowed to enter the facility, with the following exceptions:
Additional WELL friends and family (beyond the one designated visitor) should remain at home rather than in waiting rooms
We will compassionately evaluate exceptions on a case-by-case basis. For up to date information and any changes to these new policies please visit our website at SpringViewHospital.com.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. We want to assure our community that these changes are being made proactively out of an abundance of caution and empower us to further prevent the spread of illness.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Kentucky Department for Public Health
- Kentucky Hospital Association
If you have developed a fever or respiratory symptoms and believe you have had exposure to a known case or traveled to an area with community spread, isolate yourself from others in your home right away and contact your healthcare provider BY PHONE or the Marion County Health Department at 270-692-3393 to describe your symptoms and any recent travels BEFORE going to a local healthcare facility.
|Who is at risk?||The current risk for COVID-19 to people in Kentucky is low. Evidence to date indicates those most at risk for becoming ill with COVID-19 are:
The CDC Travel Health Notices website provides a list of countries with sustained COVID-19 transmission.
Travelers returning from one of the countries with community spread of COVID-19 should monitor themselves for fever and other symptoms of COVID-19, including cough and shortness of breath, for 14 days after they return from one of those countries.
|What are the symptoms?||
Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
|Are there different strains of coronavirus?||
Yes, there are seven different coronaviruses known to infect humans.
|What should I do if I have traveled to an area with the infection and feel sick?
||If you have developed a fever or respiratory symptoms and believe you have had exposure to a known case or traveled to an area with community spread, isolate yourself from others in your home right away and contact your healthcare provider BY PHONE or the Marion County Health Department at 270-692-3393 to describe your symptoms and any recent travels BEFORE going to a local healthcare facility. A complete list of local health centers is available here.|
|How can I protect myself?||While there is currently no vaccine and no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus and those with the virus can seek medical care to relieve symptoms. There are simple, everyday actions you can take to help prevent spreading germs that cause respiratory viruses. These include:
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
SVH has taken the following measures to prepare, in accordance with CDC guidelines:
Importantly, all of the above are standard operating protocols that are in place year-round to help ensure the health and well-being of everyone who enters our hospital. We want to assure our community that our providers and clinical teams are well-trained and prepared to manage outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including the coronavirus. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.
A complete list of frequently asked questions and answers about COVID-19 is available on the CDC website, by clicking here.