Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
East Carrol Parish Hospital is closely following information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Lousiana Department of Health and Environmental Control (LA DHEC)
, to help keep our patients and families informed about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. ECPH has comprehensive infection control policies and procedures in place, and remains committed to keeping our patients, staff, and community safe.
Statements From ECPH Related To COVID-19:
Statement on Patient and Visitor Screenings:
─ Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020, East Carroll Parish Hospital started screening of all patients and visitors who enter the facility (Questionnaire and temperature checks). Please be advised certain hospital entrances will be closed. Signage will be visible. To ensure the safety of our community, patients and staff, ECPH will be operating under the following modifications:
Please be reminded that ECPH has also implemented restricted visitation guidelines. Persons with flu-like symptoms are asked to refrain from visiting patients. Only 1 visitor is allowed per adult patient, 2 visitors per pediatric patient (parent or guardian) as well as children under the age of 18 will not be allowed in the hospital.
These measures are being taken in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. For the latest information about novel coronavirus, click here
What Can You Do?
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. According to the CDC, there are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
The CDC recommends that you seek medical advice if you have been to China or another affected area in the last 14 days, or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 and feel ill with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Information from Health Care Organizations and Agencies:
This page was adapted from CDC.gov, last accessed March 16, 2020: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html