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COVID-19 Guidelines Effective June 8, 2020

Starting on Monday, June 8th, Phillips County Health Systems (PCHS) will expand the reopening of their services to allow our medical providers to address patients’ current and ongoing medical needs, safely.

For the protection and safety of our patients, caregivers, visitors, and team members, PCHS will operate with the following precautions:

Patients, Caregivers, and Visitors at Phillips County Hospital and Medical Clinic:

  • Patients and caregivers will be screened at each location.

  • Two visitors, over the age of 16, per hospital inpatient is allowed at a time.

  • Patients and caregivers are expected to wear a mask. Patients and caregivers who do not have a mask will be given a mask to wear. (Hospital inpatients are not masked.)

  • End-of-life circumstances: The patient’s care team will discuss with their family for visitation needs.

Surgical Patients:

  • Certain surgical procedures may require a COVID-19 test before surgery.

  • Patients may be asked to self-quarantine at home prior to surgery following a COVID-19 test.

  • Patients will be asked to self-check COVID-19 symptoms daily leading up to the procedure.

Healthcare Worker Safety:

  • Team members caring directly for a patient must wear a mask.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available to all team members and should be worn according to protocols.

  • Screening protocols at the beginning of each shift will continue.

Facility and Environmental Safety:

  • Waiting areas will be arranged for social distancing.

  • Appointments will be scheduled to allow for spacing and cleaning between patients.

  • Starting Monday, June 8th, the main entrance of the hospital will reopen. Screenings will occur at both the ER and the main entrance at that time.

  • Daily intensive sanitizing and housekeeping measures throughout all PCHS facilities will continue.

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