By | Hospital News.

During this uncertain time, we want you to know the ways that Crisp Regional is here to support and serve you. In addition to doing everything we can to ensure that our facilities are a clean and safe environment, we have several resources available to help you stay informed. By following the guidelines listed below, you can help keep yourself, your family, and your community safe and healthy.

Stay Home

The best thing you can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home and avoid interacting within anyone outside your household, except when absolutely necessary.

If you are able, work from home. Keep your kids home as well and postpone play dates or get-togethers with friends.

What to do if You Begin Feeling Sick

  • Call first. Crisp Regional has a COVID-19 hotline you can use to get advice about any symptoms you are experiencing: (229) 276-3068. This can save yourself a trip to the hospital, if your symptoms do not require medical attention.
  • Seek medical care if you have a cough and a fever of 100.4 or higher, or shortness of breath and you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or you have recently visited a high-risk area.

Changes and Policies

  • We have made several changes to our usual operations to help ensure your health and safety.
  • The main entrance at CRH is currently closed. The Emergency Department entrance is open 24/7, and the Outpatient Entrance is open from 6am-8pm.
  • We have implemented building entrance screenings which include checking for cough, shortness of breath, or fever. Once you have been screened, you will be assigned a designated waiting area depending on whether you are symptomatic or non-symptomatic.
  • Our current visitor policy is 1 visitor per patient (not to be confused with 1 visitor at a time).
  • The cafeteria will only be available to employees and screened visitors.
  • Crisp Regional is currently offering Telemedicine visits which will allow for increased access to health care, without needing to see a doctor in person.

What can you do?

  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue, if possible, and then throw it away. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow instead.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, and always after coughing, sneezing, or using the bathroom.  You can also use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% to 95% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home and car.
We are constantly posting updates related to COVID-19 on our Facebook page. Follow us there to receive up-to-date info about this constantly evolving situation, and to continue to learn how to keep yourself and your family healthy. You can also find more information at crisprenional.org/coronavirus.