COVID-19 UPDATES

Get updated and find the latest news regarding CCH and the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

CCH SUPPORTS NEW FACEMASK GUIDELINES

April 07, 2020

Covington County Hospital is following new measures issued by President Donald Trump and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to wear cloth masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Late last week, the CDC issued a recommendation that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. The use of […]

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COVINGTON COUNTY FIRST COVID-19 POSITIVE QUARANTINED AT HOME

March 27, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 in Covington County was confirmed by the Mississippi Department of Health on Friday, March 27. The patient was tested in an outpatient setting with infection control measures in place to prevent exposure to others. The patient was sent home to self-quarantine. Covington County Hospital implemented its previously established infection control […]

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CCH LAUNCHES COVID-19 DRIVE THRU TESTING AND TELEHEALTH

March 25, 2020

Covington County Hospital opened a drive thru COVID-19 testing center on Monday, March 23, and began accepting clinic patients via telehealth calls on Tuesday, March 24, in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 while also offering consistent care to other types of patients. A person must be experiencing symptoms in order to be […]

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COVID-19: A Message from Dr. Word Johnston

March 19, 2020

From Dr. Word Johnston at Green Tree Family Medical Clinic in Mount Olive, Mississippi GREEN TREE PHONE NUMBER: 601-797-3405 To residents of Mount Olive and surrounding communities WASH YOUR HANDS!! All the staff at Green Tree are here to serve you. We are following recommendations from the CDC and Mississippi Department of Health in dealing […]

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CCH IMPLEMENTS INFECTION CONTROL PLAN

March 14, 2020

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 […]

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CCH PREPARES FOR POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

March 02, 2020

News about the spread of COVID-19, more widely known as the coronavirus, has become increasingly hard to ignore in the past couple of weeks. Last week, Covington County Hospital leadership met to discuss how to prepare for a possible outbreak after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerted hospitals nationwide that the virus […]

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