To ensure patient, staff and community safety, Oroville Hospital has taken numerous steps behind the scenes in preparation of potential local cases and community spread of COVID-19. Below is a list of some of the various precautions that have been put into place to proactively reduce exposure:
- Isolated triage area for respiratory patients
- Limited patient/visitor entrances and exits to reduce unnecessary community contact
- Reduced visiting hours
- Screening of visitors prior to entering patient areas
- Additional staff training on proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and emergency protocols
Per CDC guidelines we are requesting all patients that have flu like symptoms to call their primary care provider or walk-in/urgent care clinic prior to coming in. Patients will then be screened by phone and advised on what next steps should be taken.
Oroville Hospital is closely monitoring and working with Butte County Public Health and the CDC to stay up to date with current guidelines in regards to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID – 19). Per the CDC, below are some guidelines to follow if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath:
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Stay at home except to receive medical care.
- Avoid sharing personal household items.
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
Some other precautions to take to avoid illness are:
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect your place of work and living.
To see the CDC’s complete list of guidelines, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.