COVID-19 Update from Sovah Health - October 28

October 28, 2020

Sovah Health has established a regular update to share information with the public related to COVID-19 including the status of hospital operations and the safety measures being taken to protect our patients, staff and community. These updates will be delivered every two weeks by various clinical and physician leaders and will be available on the hospitals’ social media channels and website.

As of October 28, 2020: Currently, Sovah Health has approximately 35 patients across both campuses, with the majority in Martinsville, who are being treated for COVID-19 in our hospitals. This amount includes patients pending test results (person under investigation/PUI) and is an increase since our last update on October 14, 2020. At this time, our hospital has adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care.

This week, Dr. James Rixey, Hospitalist, shares information from the CDC about how to stay safe while celebrating Halloween this weekend. While many of the traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses, there are other safer alternatives to celebrate. Dr. Rixey shares the CDC’s tips and ideas for ways to stay safe this Halloween. The full listing can be viewed here - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html.

Sovah Health continues to take all the necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to the facility, screening all individuals for symptoms of COVID-19, universal masking, and maintaining a limited visitor protocol.

Sovah Health reminds the public to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, and wearing a mask or face covering while in public.

For additional updates, please visit our COVID-19 Preparedness Information webpage.