Posted on March 14, 2020

CCH IMPLEMENTS INFECTION CONTROL PLAN

Covington County Hospital has begun executing a variety of previously established safety measures as a result of the recent cases of COVID-19 reported in Forrest County.

Beginning Monday, March 16, visiting hours for patients will be limited to the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. and only one visitor will be allowed to visit a patient at a time. Visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and asked to use hand sanitizer prior to entering the facility. Anyone with a fever or cough will not be allowed to enter the building.

For the time being, visitors will not be allowed into the CCH gift shop or cafeteria.

Due to the increased risk to the elderly, Arrington Living Center has been placed on quarantine and will not be allowing any visitors to enter the facility. Residents and their families have been notified of this change.

Covington County Hospital employees are being screened for fever or cough and required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the facility each day. No one will be allowed to work if they are ill.

Covington County Hospital’s Emergency Department and clinics will be screening patients for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as they check in to the hospital or clinic. In order to limit exposure to others, patients may be asked to return to their vehicle to wait if they are exhibiting symptoms. A nurse or provider will visit the patient’s vehicle to provide care and swab for testing.

It is encouraged that patients who feel they may have been exposed and are exhibiting signs and symptoms, such as cough, fever and difficulty breathing call the clinic before your arrival.

Family Medical Associates: 601-765-3180

Family Care Express: 601-765-6292

Family Care Seminary: 601-722-3610

Green Tree Family Medical Clinic: 601-797-3405

Medical Center of Magee: 601-849-1918

CCH Emergency Department: 601-698-0280

 

For more information about clinic hours, visit www.covingtoncountyhospital.com.