COVID-19 Update from Sovah Health - Sept. 2

September 2, 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 physician leaders and will be available on the hospitals’ social media channels and website.

As of September 2, 2020: Currently, Sovah Health has approximately 30 patients across both campuses, with the majority located in Danville, who have tested positive for COVID-19 in our hospitals. This is a decrease since our last update that was provided on August 19, 2020. At this time, our hospital has adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care.

This week, Dr. Paulette Bayne-Gaul, Hospitalist, shares the CDC’s recommendations on playing sports. As schools around our region have started back, sports will also be starting, and the CDC has created guidance for both players and coaches. The complete guidance from CDC can be found here -

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/playing-sports.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 maintain a strict 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.