COVID-19 Update from Sovah Health - September 30

September 30, 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 September 30, 2020: Currently, Sovah Health has approximately 25 patients across both campuses, with about 15 located in Danville and less than 10 in Martinsville, who have tested positive for COVID-19 in our hospitals. This is a decrease since our last update was provided on September 16, 2020. At this time, our hospital has adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care.

This week, Dr. Emmanuel Aguh, Hospitalist, shares a reminder about our visitation policy and guidance on the types of masks. Not all masks are created equal and some masks are more effective than others. Dr. Aguh shares mask dos and don’ts when choosing a mask to wear to help protect yourself and others.

Mask Guidance

Masks and cloth face coverings are most effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19 when used along with social distancing and frequent hand hygiene.

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.