covid 19 north country hospital

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Center

 

If you wish to speak with a nurse regarding COVID-19 questions between the hours of
8 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday call our Covid resource line – 802-334-4139

 

Important Visitor and Vendor Information

Revised visitor policy as of November 16, 2020

To help ensure a safe care environment and to limit possible exposure to COVID-19, the visitor policy is returning to further restrictions, as this past spring.  All people will be screened upon entry for fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  Visitors are prohibited in any area of the hospital with very few exceptions:

  • 1 support person with a patient in labor, labor checks, prenatal ultrasounds, and post-delivery
  • 1 support person with a minor patient
  • 1 support person as necessary to assist with an aspect of patient care (for example patients with cognitive impairment, anxiety, disability, etc…)
  • 2 support persons allowed in patient room at one time for end of life situations

About Coronavirus

With Coronavirus (COVID-19), the care of our patients, visitors and caregivers remains our top priority. North Country Hospital is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our  state health department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

What can I do to protect myself and others?

Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Stay up-to-date  

Stay informed by visiting our Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 website which is updated every day at 2pm with valuable, targeted information.

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Another valuable resource for you and your family is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is updated regularly with disease progression maps, links to help you with symptoms and testing, what to do if you are sick and much more.

Click Here

 

Google has officially launched a dedicated website for coronavirus information and resources which is available at google.com/covid19.

The website is primarily dedicated to education, prevention, and local resources. With this site, people will have easy access to state-based information, safety tips, and search trends related to COVID-19.

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