Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

Our hospitals are 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.

We want to reassure our communities that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care. We stand ready to serve you.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to our hospital, to the public health of our community, and to our personal lives.  It is so important to stay vigilant by wearing your mask, social distancing, and frequently washing your hands. Healthcare workers across the nation are tired, but they continue to fight this virus every single day. And we need your help to slow the spread.

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COVID-19 Resources

Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the Virginia Department of Health.

COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment

To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) | CDC

Access these tools from the CDC: how to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick, utilize the self checker tool and much more!

Coronavirus informational chart


Visitor Restrictions and Screening Guidelines

At Sovah Health the safety of our patients, providers and team members continues to be our top priority as we continue to navigate this pandemic, and we will not waver in this commitment. Therefore as the panademic evolves, so will our visitation policy. We encourage patients and families to keep in contact with their loved ones utilizing virtual means such as through phone calls or other technologies that are available.

Sovah Health continues to take all the necessary precautions to keep our patients and staff safe by isolating our COVID-19 patients, enforcing a universal masking policy, screening everyone who enters our facilities, implementing the most effective cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and enhancing safety with new personal protective equipment protocols. These protective measures for managing infectious diseases ensure that our facilities are always safe for you and your loved ones when you need care.

Sovah Health continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines

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As part of the limited visitor restrictions, some patients are now limited to one WELL visitor per day for:

  • 2A, 4A, 6A and Inpatient Rehab
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Same day surgery and procedures
  • Outpatient Ancillary and Imaging
  • Emergency room patients
  • Patients undergoing heart procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Two parents or guardians for pediatric patients
  • Labor & Delivery patients are allowed two WELL support individuals during labor. After delivery, one WELL support person for their entire hospital stay and in addition a second WELL visitor is allowed during visitation hours.
  • Limited exceptions will be made for end of life and medical necessity as determined by the care team.

Visiting Hours for patients on 2A, 4A, 6A, and intesive care units (limited to only 1 visitor during each visitation block):

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sovah Health-Martinsville

As part of the limited visitor restrictions, some patients are now limited to one well visitor per day for:

  • Telemetry (5th floor)
  • Medical/surgical (4th floor)
  • Critical Care
  • Outpatient Surgical Services
  • Outpatient Ancillary
  • Emergency room patients
  • Two parents or guardians for pediatric patients
  • Labor & Delivery patients are allowed two WELL support individuals during labor. After delivery, one WELL support person for their entire hospital stay and in addition a second WELL visitor is allowed during visitation hours.
  • Limited exceptions will be made for end of life and medical necessity as determined by the care team.

Visiting Hours for patients on telemetry,  medical/surgical and critical care units (limited to only 1 visitor during each visitation block):

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the leading cause of death in the United States – and as such – it’s important to seek care urgently. Learn More

Avoid COVID-19 Scams

View 5 things you can do to avoid a Coronavirus scam. Learn More

COVID-19 Associated Hospitalization Related to Underlying Medical Conditions

Check out this document by the CDC about your risk for hospitalization if you have any of these conditions and get COVID-19 compared to people without the condition(s). Learn More

Universal Masking

Sovah Health is taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. For this reason, we are following the CDC and VDH recommendation that anyone who enters our facility must wear a face mask at all times.  

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mask from home to help conserve hospital supplies for patients and staff. 

Why wear a mask? Recent studies show that universal masking, in addition to practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, especially in individuals who may not know they are ill. 

Please be smart and do your part. Wear a mask! We all have a responsibility to protect one another against the spread of COVID-19 and make our communities healthier. 

Maintaining a Clean & Safe Environment

Sovah Health is committed to providing a clean and safe care environment, and we are taking all precautionary measures to safeguard our staff, providers and those we serve against the spread of illness. Our hospital is clean and safe – just like it always has been! One of the core elements of properly managing infectious diseases is the cleanliness of our physical facility. We partner with a national environmental services vendor to keep our hospital current on the most effective cleaning and disinfection protocols available in healthcare today. Learn More 

Taking Care of Your Child’s Health and Wellness during COVID-19

Like many aspects of daily life, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about and access healthcare these days. For families, that includes pediatric care for children. We asked Stacey Humphreys, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Sovah Pediatrics Martinsville, and asked Aubrey McBryde, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Sovah Pediatrics Danville to talk about the importance of continuing to seek proper care for your child and answer some frequently asked questions regarding children’s health during this time. Learn More

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

When it comes to protecting ourselves during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing and doing everything we can to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe and healthy. All those things are very important. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore during this time – our mental health. Today, as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it is more essential than ever. Learn More

Laboratory Testing Fact Sheets

SARS-CoV-2 igG Test 

For Patients - Click to view Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test for detecting antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19. After reading this Fact Sheet, if you have questions or would like to discuss the information provided, please talk to your healthcare provider.

For Providers - Click to view Fact Sheet

SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay is authorized for the detection of IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human serum (including collected using a serum separator tube), and plasma (ACD, CPD, CPDA-1, dipotassiumEDTA, tripotassium EDTA, lithium heparin, lithium heparin in a separator tube, sodium citrate, sodium heparin).

Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Test

For Patients - Click to view Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. After reading this Fact Sheet, if you have questions or would like to discuss the information provided, please talk to your healthcare provider.

For Providers - Click to view Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet informs you of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test. The Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test is authorized for use on using respiratory specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider.

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