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COVID-19 Information from Southern Regional

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

Please know that:

  • We continue to take all necessary measures and precautions to protect the safety of our patients and staff, including wearing face masks.
  • We specialize in the care of patients with complex illnesses and have experience with managing and containing novel viruses.
  • For the latest updates, please go to the CDC and the State of Georgia websites.
  • The hospital is NOT allowing visitors at this times, with some exceptions. For the latest on our visitation policy, click here.
  • Hospital entry points are the Outpatient Entrance (8A - 6P) for outpatient services; and The Women's Center and the Emergency Department (both available 24/7) with manned screening stations.
  • For the latest information on the Georgia's COVID-19 Vaccine program, go to https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions about the Novel Coronavirus

What is our hospital doing to protect patients?

  • We are screening patients with symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath and with a history of travel within the past 14 days to communities with widespread or sustained community transmission of the coronavirus.
  • If we have a confirmed or potential patient with COVID-19, we institute standard infectious disease protocols, as well as additional measures, to prevent the potential spread of the virus. All healthcare providers who have contact with the patient will use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Should I wear a mask? The CDC recommends ALL healthcare facilities continue to wear face masks to protect themselves, as well as to continue to social distance and wash hands frequently. The best way to protect your health is by practicing preventive measures listed above to help prevent illness and symptoms similar to the novel coronavirus.

Where can I learn more? Concerned patients and family members should talk with their healthcare provider. You can also find more information about the virus from these websites.