All visitors to Veterans Memorial Hospital restricted

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, all visitors to Veterans Memorial hospital will be restricted. This is in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus within the hospital.
In the event of a special circumstance, such as a terminal patient, family members may call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 and speak with the charge nurse about the situation.
Anyone with flu-like symptoms that is requesting to be tested for COVID-19 must meet all criteria to qualify for a test. Screenings will be performed over the phone by calling the hospital at
563- 568-3411 and asking for the COVID-19 phone line.
Other restrictions have also been put into effect immediately at Veterans Memorial Hospital. All outpatients and visitors with special circumstances should enter through the hospital’s main entrance where they will be screened at the door.
Urgent care patients are asked to call the hospital at 563-568-3411 to set up an appointment ahead of time, especially if coming in with respiratory symptoms.
Emergency patients are still asked to come to the ER entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital.
There will be no immunization clinic on Wednesday, March 18, and there will be no foot clinic Monday, April 6. All classes, support groups, community wellness laboratory testing, and all other public programs have been cancelled until further notice.
Symptoms of the COVID-19 Coronavirus include:
· Fever
· Cough
· Shortness of Breath
The best ways to prevent the COVID-19 Coronavirus include:
· Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
· Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm.
· Stay home whenever ill.
Veterans Memorial Hospital will continue to post updates through the local newspapers and radio stations as well as the hospital’s Facebook page and website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.

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