Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information Learn More
Spring View Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.
Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19.
If you have developed a fever or respiratory symptoms and believe you have had exposure to a known case or traveled to an area with community spread, isolate yourself from others in your home right away and contact your healthcare provider BY PHONE or the Marion County Health Department at 270-692-3393 to describe your symptoms and any recent travels BEFORE going to a local healthcare facility.
|Who is at risk?||The current risk for COVID-19 to people in Kentucky is low. Evidence to date indicates those most at risk for becoming ill with COVID-19 are:
The CDC Travel Health Notices website provides a list of countries with sustained COVID-19 transmission.
Travelers returning from one of the countries with community spread of COVID-19 should monitor themselves for fever and other symptoms of COVID-19, including cough and shortness of breath, for 14 days after they return from one of those countries.
|What are the symptoms?||
Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
|Are there different strains of coronavirus?||
Yes, there are seven different coronaviruses known to infect humans.
|What should I do if I have traveled to an area with the infection and feel sick?
||If you have developed a fever or respiratory symptoms and believe you have had exposure to a known case or traveled to an area with community spread, isolate yourself from others in your home right away and contact your healthcare provider BY PHONE or the Marion County Health Department at 270-692-3393 to describe your symptoms and any recent travels BEFORE going to a local healthcare facility. A complete list of local health centers is available here.|
|How can I protect myself?||While there is currently no vaccine and no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus and those with the virus can seek medical care to relieve symptoms. There are simple, everyday actions you can take to help prevent spreading germs that cause respiratory viruses. These include:
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
While we have not evaluated OR treated any patients with this virus at our hospital to date, SVH has taken the following measures to prepare, in accordance with CDC guidelines:
Importantly, all of the above are standard operating protocols that are in place year-round to help ensure the health and well-being of everyone who enters our hospital. We want to assure our community that our providers and clinical teams are well-trained and prepared to manage outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including the coronavirus. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.
A complete list of frequently asked questions and answers about COVID-19 is available on the CDC website, by clicking here.