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COVID-19 Information from Southern Regional


At Southern Regional, we work diligently every day to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, and our staff. As COVID-19 has unfolded worldwide, and protocols and guidelines are continual updated, it is important for you to know that we are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and partnering with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Clayton County Health Bureau.

Things to know:

  • In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, effective Monday, March 30, the following Visitor Restrictions will be implemented:
    • No General Visitors in the hospital
    • No Visitors in the Emergency Department
      • Only Exception is a person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by one (1) parent or guardian
    • No Visitors in the Women’s Center
      • Only Exception is one (1) support person to the mom

Note: The only other exception to Visitor Restrictions is end-of-life situations which will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Tips to preventing transmission are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
    • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are ill
  • Stay home when you are ill
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks for COVID-19 and develop fever with a cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and immediately call your healthcare provider or the local health department.
    • Please call your healthcare provider BEFORE going to a clinic or provider’s office
    • If you are having chest pain, serious difficulty breathing, or another medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department

For the latest information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html