The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority, so we are taking a comprehensive approach to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We know that only a fraction of the population has been infected and that asymptomatic people can be infected and contagious. Knowing this, and knowing that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future, we’ve implemented numerous measures to provide the safest possible environment. Find out more below or visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn details.
We require all people — employees, patients, and visitors — at our facilities to wear a mask.
Admitted patients to our hospitals are tested for COVID-19 prior to admission and then screened for symptoms each day of their hospital stay.
Patients visiting our hospital campus for clinic appointments are screened for symptoms prior to their visit and again upon arrival. If symptomatic, patients are cared for via virtual visits or in designated areas where we use personal protective equipment recommended by the CDC to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We screen all employees daily for symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of a possible respiratory illness is not allowed to work until they are better.
We screen visitors to our hospitals and physicians’ offices for symptoms. Any visitor with symptoms is restricted from entering our hospitals or physicians’ offices. Learn more about Visiting BWFH.
We have increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning of all high touch areas throughout our institutions. We have rearranged spaces to accommodate physical distancing and prevent transmission of infections by removing chairs from waiting rooms, and in some high-use areas, installing plexiglass barriers.
We have rearranged spaces to accommodate physical distancing and prevent transmission of infections by removing chairs from waiting rooms, and in some high-use areas, installing plexiglass barriers. We limit visitors coming into our hospitals and physicians’ offices.
We require frequent hand-cleaning and have added hand sanitizer stations so patients and staff can clean their hands easily and frequently.
To learn more about what to do if you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, as well as to find answers to questions you may have about making an in-person or virtual appointment for non-COVID care, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
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